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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.

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Unpacking complexity workshop, Wellington 2018
The connections between Australian and New Zealand research in natural hazards were the focus of a workshop in Wellington last month.
Learning from past experiences is integral to emergency management. Photo: South Australia SES (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Two CRC end-users have spoken about their first-hand experiences being involved in a research project that is shaping the way emergency managers think, learn and communicate information to their teams in highly...

Dr Mel Taylor, EMPA research award 2018
CRC research on how to best plan for animals in an emergency has taken out the inaugural Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) research award, while another project on emergency warnings has been highly commended.
Peter Middleton's research is improving communication in Tasmania's emergency services.
CRC associate student researcher Peter Middleton says his recent experience at the latest Research Advisory Forum in Sydney has enhanced the way he presents his research.
An interviewee shows a researcher the impact the bushfire had on his property. Photo: NSW Rural Fire Service.
In January and February 2017, New South Wales faced some of the worst bushfire conditions ever forecast for the state, including Catastrophic fire danger ratings for many communities. During this time, a number of large...
Coaching and mentoring are relationship-based activities that require cooperation. Photo: Department of Biodiversity, Conversations and Attractions WA.
A vital new resource, backed by research, explores how coaching and mentoring builds incident management team capability for the emergency management sector.
During emergencies, individuals and teams often work under considerable pressure. Photo: New Zealand Fire Service.
There is a lot happening at an incident management centre when a bushfire, flood or cyclone occurs but two checklists are helping emergency management teams carry out effective teamwork.
Science is helping our emergency services keep us safe.
Conducting research is one thing, but applied research that partners scientists and emergency management experts together, resulting in real world outcomes, is another altogether.
Drivers for the coaching and mentoring resource include unique demands on IMT roles. Photo: Victoria State Emergency Service
Issue Two of Fire Australia for 2018 includes stories on two tools that are resolving breakdowns in teamwork, the findings from three catastrophic bushfires in NSW and a showcase of the latest CRC research that is...
Dr Mel Parsons informing stakeholders on her work on the Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index.
Around 50 people from across the ACT were briefed in May on several key research projects underway at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

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