Participating organisations

As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) (formerly the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA) performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property. Supported by an extensive network of over 29,000 volunteers and 1111 career firefighters DFES works together with the community and government to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a diverse range of emergencies.

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Child-centred disaster risk reduction

Northern Australian bushfire and natural hazard training

Improved Decision Support Systems for Optimal Natural Hazard Mitigation

Economics of natural hazards

Improving the role of hazard communications in increasing residents’ preparedness and response planning

Enhancing remote north Australian community resilience

Flood risk communication

Managing animals in disasters: improving preparedness, response, and resilience through individual and organisational collaboration

The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index: A system for assessing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards

Mapping and understanding bushfire and natural hazard vulnerability and risks at the institutional scale

2014 Parkerville WA post-incident task force

Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards

Improved predictions of severe weather to reduce community impact

Using realistic disaster scenario analysis to understand natural hazard impacts and emergency management requirements

Resilience to clustered disaster events on the coast - storm surge

Developing better predictions for extreme water levels

Forecasting impact for severe weather

Fire spread prediction across fuel types

Cost-effective mitigation strategy for flood prone buildings

An analysis of building losses and human fatalities from natural disasters

Out of uniform: building community resilience through non-traditional emergency volunteering

Enabling sustainable emergency volunteering

Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability

Threshold conditions for extreme fire behaviour

Factors affecting long term community recovery

All the resources from our 2016 conference

Research program in detail

Where, why and how are Australians dying in floods?

2015-2016 year in review

Bushfire planning with kids ebook