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The Spring 2015 edition of Fire Australia magazine

The Spring 2015 edition of Fire Australia magazine
The Spring 2015 edition of Fire Australia magazine
Release date
07 Dec 2015
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Nathan Maddock
Senior Communications Officer

Research a key focus for magazine

The Spring 2015 edition of Fire Australia magazine focuses on the essential research that is guiding the fire, emergency service and land management sectors.

The joint publication from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, AFAC and the Fire Protection Association of Australia now features a fresh new design with a more contemporary approach.

One of the highlights from this edition, Managed by us mob, looks at how research is helping remote northern communities face natural hazards, as well as the important role local knowledge plays. CRC Researcher Dr Bevlyne Sithole shares her insights from conducting research-on-the-ground in the community of Ngukurr and other remote areas as part of her CRC project.

Planning to make a difference in NSW covers the important research undertaken by New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS), through the CRC, following the devastating 2013 Blue Mountains fires. The data captured has been instrumental in helping NSWRFS change their approach to bushfire survival planning. 

This edition also includes two case studies, detailed in Science in motion using research for impact, which consider how research is being used in emergency management.

More news from the CRC

Storm surge damage at Ponte Vedra Florida from Hurricane Irma. Photo by Daniel Smith, Cyclone Testing Station.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researcher Dr Daniel Smith is part of an international team assessing the impacts from Hurricane Irma in Florida.
Ed Pikusa and Holger Maier receive their outstanding achievement award from Dr Richard Thornton.
A cluster team and PhD student have been recognised with CRC awards at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the CRC's annual conference held in collaboration with AFAC in Sydney recently.
Alex Wolkow assessed how sleep deprivation and stress impacted on firefighter performance.
The next round of funding is available for the CRC’s Tactical Research Fund, established to support short-duration research projects to meet the near term needs of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC partners.
Celeste Young presenting at the 2017 Research Forum
For a second straight year, the attendance record was broken at AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, with more than 3,200 emergency service managers, volunteers, researchers and industry representatives gathering in Sydney...
CRC sign
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Ngarkat, Sth Australia, fire and smoke
New fire modelling software, teaching kids about bushfire and research on Cyclone Debbie are all covered in the latest edition of Fire Australia.
Future versions of Amicus will hopefully include a searchable database, allowing comparisons with historical fires, such as Black Saturday (pictured), in similar conditions. Photo: Country Fire Authority
New prediction software developed by CSIRO is helping to combine the complex science of fire behaviour prediction with the expert knowledge needed to fill in the gaps.
Photo: NSW Rural Fire Service
School curriculum changes have made the study of bushfire impacts compulsory for NSW primary students in Year 5 and 6, giving fire agencies a unique opportunity to improve community resilience
An aerial shot of the damage from the Margaret River fire in 2011
Prescribed burning can be a highly effective bushfire mitigation strategy, but despite good science, planning and practice, it is an inherently risky business.
Photo: NSW State Emergency Service
CRC research is investigating the impacts of Cyclone Debbie and helping to inform mitigation and resilience to severe wind

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