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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

05 Sep Adelaide Advertiser 2017 SA Seasonal Bushfire Outlook shows dry SA winter provides perfect conditions for severe fire season this summer
05 Sep The Sydney Morning Herald Fire authorities brace for 'elevated' risk across much of eastern Australia
05 Sep ABC News Bushfire outlook: Warm, dry winter ratchets up threat level ahead of summer fire season
05 Sep ABC News Tasmania Tasmanians warned of early start to bushfire season following dry winter
04 Sep ABC News Climate change increasing the intensity and impact of extreme weather, BOM tells emergency managers
03 Sep Glouster Advocate NSW Rural Fire Service study to improve community safety
01 Sep eGlobal Travel Media New technology supporting Australia’s emergency management training and response
30 Aug Wingham Chronicle University of Wollongong and RFS survey
29 Aug Manning River Times University of Wollongong and RFS survey
26 Aug The Northern Star Firefighters urge residents to online bushfire survey
21 Aug The Conversation Dry winter primes Sydney Basin for early start of bushfire season
21 Aug Nexus: Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association Implications of the rise of egoism for altruistic social participation
21 Aug The Conversation Where to take refuge in your home during a bushfire
20 Aug Business Daily Dry winter primes Sydney Basin for early start of bushfire season
20 Aug Business Daily Where to take refuge in your home during a bushfire
17 Aug Mudgee Guardian Residents urged to take part in online research
13 Aug The Sydney Morning Herald Falling moisture levels and rising mercury point to risk of major fires in NSW
04 Aug The North West Star Rural Fire Service warns landholders to prepare for bushfires
03 Aug Australian Strategic Policy Institute Coordination of federal, state and local disaster management arrangements in Australia: lessons from the UK and the US
01 Aug Live News New Zealand Australia Emergency Services: International expert urges Firefighters to embrace Smart Data