Left to right - Dr Mika Peace, Allison Donovan, Erica Lind and Bronnie Mackintosh from the 'Women in Fire' panel.
Prominent women from across fire management in North America and Australia came together to share stories of what has helped or hindered their careers, and what still needs to be done to enable them to thrive.
A forum discussion at Queensland University of Technology for the International Day of Disaster Reduction.
How can we substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services? The Hon Craig Crawford, Queensland Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, thinks research can provide the answer. "What we need is research. Research gives us the direction we need to go,” he said.
SMERF provides web-based fire maps across Australia's northern savannas and rangelands.
A savanna-wide fire mapping program has been developed to assist fire managers across Northern Australia in assessing the effectiveness of planned burns.
Photo: Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
New research drawing on 14 years of data has been released by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and MFB, with the study providing the valuable data the fire industry needs to develop a national residential fire strategy to reduce preventable residential fire fatalities towards zero.
Vast areas of Australia, particularly the east coast, have an above normal fire potential this season.
The 2019/20 fire season has the potential to be an active season across Australia, following on from a very warm and dry start to the year.
Prof Vivienne Tippett, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Chair Dr Katherine Woodthorpe, Dr Katharine Haynes, AFAC CEO Stuart Ellis and Chair of the CRC Advisory Committee Kylie Sproston.
Australian lives are being saved by Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research, which was recognised with the Cooperative Research Centres Association’s premier award.

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