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Facebook fans on the rise

More than 3,000 people joined CFA’s Facebook community last month, bringing the total number of followers to over 336,000. Another 344 people also started following CFA on Twitter. 

 5.50 PM 15 July, 2014

Alpine Resorts Vehicle Trial Update

Over the next 24 months CFA will be developing a trial to test and evaluate the building and implementation of a concept 'Alpine First Attack Vehicle'.

 7.13 PM 1 July, 2014

Major emergency management reform

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells has welcomed the commencement of the new overarching body for emergency management in Victoria, which commences work today.

 11.37 AM 1 July, 2014

Volunteer Exit Survey

From 1st July 2014, when volunteers resign, they will be asked to fill in a survey to share their reasons for leaving.

 5.21 PM 30 June, 2014

2009 Bushfire Program Survey

The events of the 2009 Black Saturday fires and the subsequent Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission led to great change in CFA. In response to the $276 million commitment by the Victorian Government, CFA established the Bushfire Program which comprised of 57 individual projects, each aimed at addressing the recommendations of the Royal Commission.

 2.05 PM 29 June, 2014

Bushfire research on Radio National

More frequent severe bushfires are posing a challenge to communities and firefighters, but research from the Bushfire CRC aims to make both communities and firefighters safe, as well as vastly improving forecasting and modelling.

 5.01 PM 23 June, 2014

Using economics for risk management

Join leading researchers and industry representatives in interactive discussion on using economic evaluation for bushfire risk management in the Bushfire CRC's Paying the Price online forum on Tuesday 17 June at 12.30pm.

 1.30 PM 13 June, 2014

Replay Next G Fire Prediction forum

Over 120 people participated in the Bushfire CRC Next G fire prediction online forum in late May, conducted as part of the Research to Drive Change forum series.

 1.25 PM 13 June, 2014

Interactive and online

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Update May newsletter is out now, featuring a wrap of the first two Research To Drive Change online forums.

 2.04 PM 12 June, 2014

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