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Estimating fuel levels post cyclone Marcia

The latest Hazard Note from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC looks at the dynamics of fuel quantity and hazard post-cyclone.

 5.01 PM 29 July, 2015

Mock exercise tests real skills

Imagine the situation: the Port of Portland has alerted emergency services to a structural ship fire within the port. Questions are being asked about a possible terrorist act as smoke begins to fill the air and blanket the CBD. 

 8.04 PM 28 July, 2015

Sign up for science - CRC enews July

Science on show in Adelaide heads the July 2015 edition of Hazard News from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, available at www.bnhcrc.com.au.

 11.53 AM 27 July, 2015

Outlook details northern Australia fire season

The fire season outlook for northern Australia is detailed in the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Northern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2015, released today as a Hazard Note.

 3.29 PM 13 July, 2015

Ensuring volunteering is sustainable

Volunteering is changing, but how can we ensure such a vital cog of emergency management remains sustainable?

 12.03 PM 10 July, 2015

Early bird for #AFAC15 closes this Friday

Time is running out to get the early bird price for Australasia's largest all-hazards emergency management conference, with the discounted price for #AFAC15 ending this Friday 26 June.

 5.17 PM 24 June, 2015

One week to go for survey

There's one week until a survey on an Operational Training Incentive Scheme closes. 

 11.40 AM 22 June, 2015

High honours for researchers - CRC enews June 2015

The June 2015 edition of Hazard News from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is now available.

 10.55 AM 16 June, 2015

Emergency services test crisis response

Firefighters from across the Geelong area were called to reports of a chemical smell on a V/Line train which started to affect passengers on board. This set the scene for a counter terrorism exercise which was undertaken at V/Line’s Depot at Geelong West this morning (Saturday 30 May).

 12.28 PM 30 May, 2015

Cool burning and rehab of Traditional Lands

CFA has been learning more about traditional burning practices and techniques used in traditional Aboriginal culture.

 11.52 AM 27 May, 2015

Castlemaine community surveyed

This April and May, CFA will be out in the community surveying local community members on behalf of the Castlemaine Fire Brigade to help improve service delivery and community engagement.

 12.31 PM 5 May, 2015

Forum showcases hazard science

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC projects based on community resilience, emergency management capability and policy were the focus of a Research Advisory Forum on 8-9 April.

 2.35 PM 30 April, 2015

Researching Koori engagement in emergency services

As part of CFA’s Koori Inclusion Action Plan a team of three American students have been in Melbourne to research ‘Koori Engagement in the Emergency Services’.

 11.14 AM 28 April, 2015

On-line Summer Debrief

You are invited to contribute to the 2014/2015 summer debrief process via an on-line link.

 1.08 PM 27 April, 2015

Forum showcases hazard science

Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) projects based on community resilience, emergency management capability and policy were the focus of a Research Advisory Forum on 8-9 April.

 2.29 PM 24 April, 2015

Supporting local people to solve local problems

If one line could sum up CFA's draft Service Delivery Strategy for 2015-2020 it's "Supporting local people to solve local problems" according to CFA Deputy Chief Officer John Haynes.

 4.22 PM 17 April, 2015

Science on show from Sendai to Sydney

The April 2015 edition of Hazard News from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is now available.

 5.49 PM 16 April, 2015

How three communities responded to bushfire

Hazard Note 005 summarises results from research commissioned by the South Australia Country Fire Service (CFS) following three very different bushfires in early 2014: a rapid onset fire, a long-campaign fire, and repeat fire incidents. 

 12.25 PM 30 March, 2015

Proceedings detail research

The March 2015 edition of Hazard News from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is out now.

 5.42 PM 12 March, 2015

Commitment to build new station at Edithvale

The Minister for Emergency Services, Hon. Jane Garrett MP, visited Edithvale Fire Brigade on Tuesday 10 March to receive a personal briefing on the progress towards realising the government's commitment of $2.5 million for a new fire station for the brigade

 10.45 PM 11 March, 2015