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Research refresh 2016 - rural land managers
Research refresh 2016 - rural land managers
The full research program of the CRC has been reviewed and renewed to take it through to the end of the current funding in 2021.
Photo: Australasian Road Rescue Organisation
The world’s latest fire fighting and emergency rescue technologies including car crash rescue equipment, helicopter drones, and a water turbine mounted on a robot bulldozer will all be on show next week at AFAC16...
The NSW Rural Fire Service and Tasmania Fire Service fighting the Tasmanian fires in early 2016. Photo: Mick Reynolds, NSW RFS
As the nation heads toward the 2016/17 disaster season, it is critical that Australian firefighters and emergency response agencies are able to call on additional support from across the country to meet the heightened...
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
BlazeAid volunteers putting in fences after Black Saturday. Photo: BlazeAid
Updates for end-users from the Out of uniform project team
The CFS information operations team with Community Fire Safe volunteer coordinator Jeff Ayres at the Sampson Flat fire ground. Photo: CFS
CRC research conducted for CFS is contributing towards new and improved program materials on group coordination and emotional preparedness for Community Fire Safe Groups in South Australia.
Experts to discuss importance of national resilience at AFAC16 in Brisbane from 30 August to 1 September.
Korah Parackal
CRC PhD student Korah Parackal has won the James Cook University College of Science and Engineering 3 Minute Thesis competition.
Flooding in Brisbane after ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in January 2013.
If we want to reduce both the risk and cost of natural disasters, we first need to understand the economics of mitigation. New national research on integrated planning is showing us how.
Fire Australia cover winter 2016
The Winter 2016 edition of Fire Australia magazine highlights important research including reducing hazard impacts with smarter spending, better integrating wind uncertainty into fire modelling and the rewarding...
Photo: New Zealand Fire Service
Modelling how uncertainties in wind behaviour can affect fire-spread will help predict fire behaviour for on-the-ground firefighting efforts, writes CRC PhD student Rachael Quill.

News archives

In the media

19 Jul The Conversation City calls on jury of its citizens to deliberate on Melbourne’s futur
11 Jul Insurance News Queensland bushfire risk rises after El Nino
07 Jul Queensland firefighters brace for busy bushfire season
23 Jun Mandurah Coastal Times Bushfire management system failed citizens: report recommends creation of Rural Fire Service
07 Jun The Conversation Flood deaths are avoidable: don’t go in the water
02 Jun The Conversation Has the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge benefited Melbourne?
21 May The Sydney Morning Herald Smoke over Sydney: Welcome to the autumn of the future
21 May Smoke over Sydney: Welcome to the autumn of the future
02 May The Mercury Senate inquiry told of need for more research into bushfire-climate change links
25 Apr The Conversation Do wind vent holes in banners make a difference? We used a wind tunnel to find out
04 Apr Big Ideas - Radio National Resilient cities
21 Feb Deutschlandfunk Neue Feuer verändern die Erde
01 Feb Clarence Valley Independent River bed mapping to help flood forecasting
28 Jan Nova Bushfires 2: Managing landscapes
20 Jan Nova Bushfires 1: Understanding bushfires
20 Jan The Australian The sunburnt continent: rising fire danger
14 Jan The Conversation Expectations and harsh reality: why bushfire warnings fail
13 Jan Australian Financial Review Disaster mitigation the best option
11 Jan ABC Science Firefighters know how to look after themselves to prevent heat exhaustion
09 Jan The Weekend Australian Warning messages averted a bushfire catastrophe in Victoria


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