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For the first time, Australia's most significant natural hazard emergency management issues have been drawn up by the sector's leaders to guide research over the next decade. Now available online for broader discussion, the priorities arose from national workshops with the emergency management sector.
Research is informing how to incorporate animals into emergency planning.
Bart van Leeuwen delivers his keynote address
The sector's premier annual conference and exhibition, AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, was held from 4-7 September 2017 at the International Convention Centre Sydney.
A team of researchers conducted an investigation following the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria
The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires made hsitory as one of Australia's deadliest and costliest peacetime tragedies. A new industry guideline helps us learn from this tragic event.

Issue Four of Fire Australia for 2017 includes research on including animals in emergency planning, details from AFAC17, new priorities in natural hazards research, and a Black...

Photo: Rob and Stephanie Levy (CC BY 2.0)
Incident management research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has helped the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services assess operations during Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie earlier this year.
Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
A new survey will help identify the research required about older adults, aging and natural hazards.
The call for abstracts for AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the CRC's annual conference with AFAC, is now open. All CRC projects are expected to submit an abstract, with the conference being a major avenue to the fire,...
Dr Andrew Edwards (left) measures the diameter of a tree killed by the fire, while Grigorijs Goldbergs (right) records the data.
This is the November 2017 newsletter from the suite of projects based in northern Australia, with updates for project end-users.
PhD researcher Korah Parackal talks about his research at a cyclone awareness day in Townsville.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC researchers have been briefing community members and emergency services on cyclones and the latest engineering research underway.
Post fire field work
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.

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In the media

14 Sep Critical Comms AFAC17 achieves record attendance levels
14 Sep eGlobal Travel Media Australia’s emergency managers collaborate to break exhibition record
14 Sep The Holiday and Travel Magazine Australia’s emergency managers collaborate to break exhibition record​
13 Sep Exhibition World Australia’s emergency managers collaborate to break exhibition record
13 Sep ABC Sunshine Coast Qld's biggest forest grower steps up vigilance in peak fire conditions
13 Sep Riverine Herald Hotter fire season expected
12 Sep 666 ABC Canberra New mapping system set to predict severity of bushfire season from space
12 Sep 666 ABC Canberra Can you predict bushfires from space?
12 Sep Harvey-Waroona Reporter Bushfire season warning - be prepared
12 Sep Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate RFS, CRC predicts 'dangerous' bushfire season in NSW
11 Sep ABC The World Today Sydney haze first sign of fiery summer
11 Sep Econo Times Extreme weather makes homelessness even worse. Here's how we can help
08 Sep Hills Gazette Midvale: bushfire-wise garden workshop series to be held in lead up to summer
08 Sep The Conversation Extreme weather makes homelessness even worse. Here’s how we can help
08 Sep Western Magazine RFS crews respond to Rylstone grass fire
08 Sep Macquarie University Seven ways to protect your pets in an emergency
08 Sep South Western Times Residents must be prepared for summer bushfire season
07 Sep The Mailtand Mercury Fires burn throughout Lower Hunter at Wallaroo and Wollombi
07 Sep ABC NSW Country Hour Indigenous fire management can teach us a thing or two
06 Sep The Conversation Seven ways to protect your pets in an emergency

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