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Kinglake, Victoria after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires

Kinglake, Victoria after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires
Kinglake, Victoria after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires
CRC researcher Prof John Handmer has investigated the circumstances surrounding the 172 civilian fatalities from Black Saturday, looking at the actions taken by each of the people who died and comparing them with the intentions and assumptions of Victoria's then 'Stay or go' policy.
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Post fire field work
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Alex Wolkow assessed how sleep deprivation and stress impacted on firefighter performance.
A number of previous Bushfire CRC students have recently had their theses accepted to complete their PhD’'s, offering important research to support emergency services.
Direct engagement in professional development, workshops and project teams is the most effective way to use research, according to the 2016 Review of Research Utilisation survey.
Briony's research led to an ebook to help parents talk to their kids about bushfires.
CRC research has contributed towards new and improved school education pages in WA, providing a suite of fun and engaging resources to teach children about hazards.
House flooded in Victoria
CRC researchers, Andrew Gissing, Katharine Haynes and Lucinda Coates have received a highly commended award for their presentation at the 2016 Floodplain Management Australia (FMA) conference.
An aircraft responds to a fire in Victoria. Photo by Wayne Rigg, CFA
A Victorian multi-agency team shares first hand insights on how they successfully moved an evidence-approach into practice in a research utilisation case study.
Reducing the risk through fuel reduction burning
This is the May 2016 newsletter from the Scientific diversity, scientific uncertainty and risk mitigation policy and planning project (RMPP), with updates for project end-users.
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New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Australian Journal of Emergency Management April 2016
The latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management is out now, published by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.

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In the media

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 stuff.co.nz 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
07 Jan SBS Radio A technology to involve communities in disasters
03 Jan ABC News Decision to leave during bushfires saves lives; calls to provide incentives to improve building standards
03 Jan ABC News Bushfire threat lessons learnt

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