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Hazelwood mine inquiry briefing

A briefing session about the Hazelwood Mine Inquiry is now available online for CFA members, ahead of the public hearings which begin Monday 26 May.

 10.30 AM 22 May, 2014

Next G fire prediction online forum

Join leading researchers and industry representatives in interactive discussion for the second Bushfire CRC Research To Drive Change online forum on Tuesday 21 May at 1pm.

 6.44 PM 21 May, 2014

Fireys needed for heat study

Bushfire CRC PhD student Brianna Larsen at Deakin University is studying how very hot conditions influence firefighters’ work performance and safety when on the fireground. She needs volunteers to help with the next phase of her PhD.

 7.07 PM 20 May, 2014

New video highlights forum series

Over the last ten years the Bushfire CRC has worked with the CFA, researchers and other industry partners to produce insights into all aspects of bushfires.

 7.22 PM 19 May, 2014

When red meets green

In a promising new partnership CFA and Trust for Nature have succeeded in a program of burning large tracts of native grasslands across several areas in North West Victoria.

 3.52 PM 13 May, 2014

Emergency Information Line Survey

CFA is calling for emergency service sector employees to respond to an online survey regarding an information line service such as the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL).

 12.49 PM 12 May, 2014

Research to drive change begins

The Bushfire CRC is currently undertaking a large program of work to communicate to CFA members and other agencies around Australia and New Zealand the findings from the last three years of research.

 5.43 PM 6 May, 2014

Predicting daily human-caused fires

Bushfire CRC research has developed models that predict the number and probability of human-caused bushfires per day in south west Western Australia from bushfire incident records and weather data. The research is summaried Fire Note 123.

 2.55 PM 29 April, 2014

Research to drive change

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Update April newsletter is out now, featuring information on communicating the findings from the last three years of research.

 4.11 PM 28 April, 2014

Hose Reel Study: Dead vs Live

A team working on the design of a new prototype medium pumper, now under construction, has taken a careful look at CFA research into live hose reel versus dead reel systems.

 1.40 PM 11 April, 2014

Warning fatigue is not a myth

Why do some people respond to bushfire warnings, and others not? Completed PhD research by Bushfire CRC scholarship recipient Brenda Mackie examined the role that warning fatigue plays in the risk perceptions, warning response and decision-making processes of people living in bushfire-prone areas. The study is summarised in Fire Note 122.

 12.39 PM 31 March, 2014

Forest carbon management webinar

The next Bushfire CRC webinar details findings from forty fuel reduction burns in eucalyptus forests across southern Australia. The study measured biomass before and immediately after fire to derive fuel loads. Experimental sites extended from warm temperate forests (Queensland) to cool temperate (Tasmania), and included relatively dry forests (South Australia).

 2.04 PM 19 March, 2014

Bringing fire science to you

Australia's leading fire researchers are bringing their knowledge direct to you with the Bushfire CRC seminar series webinars.

 1.04 PM 3 March, 2014

We all view things differently

Many rural/urban landscapes, while a fire risk, are beautiful. In many cases this beauty is the reason why people choose to live in these areas, despite the risk.

 4.43 PM 28 February, 2014

Shift length: is less more?

Are shorter, more frequent shifts for firefighters and incident managers a better alternative to regular day and night shift roster?

 10.51 AM 17 February, 2014

Share your brigade's initiatives

A new online observation tool allows members to share their initiatives, observations and lessons from the fire season. 

 4.25 PM 14 February, 2014

Building diversity in CFA

An opportunity exists for members to take part in an important study being conducted on the way which CFA currently engages with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) as a means to build better community relationships and sustain volunteerism in to the future.

 12.26 PM 1 February, 2014

You can help with sleep study

Bushfire CRC PhD student Grace Vincent from Deakin University is recruiting firefighters from across Australia to help gather important data on firefighters and sleep during multi-day deployments.

 10.20 AM 29 January, 2014

Official opening at Blackwood

On Sunday 19 January 2014, the Blackwood Fire Station and Community Fire Refuge was officially opened by the Premier of Victoria, The Hon Dr Denis Napthine.

 10.31 AM 21 January, 2014

CSIRO/CFA start fires video update

Controlled, planned and carefully measured grass fires were monitored by scientists.

 12.25 PM 6 January, 2014