About New South Wales Rural Fire Service

The NSW Rural Fire Service has more than 70,000 volunteer members in 2100 brigades providing emergency services to over 95 percent of NSW.

David Boverman End User
Steve Boverman End User
Anthony Bradstreet End User Representative
Anthony Clark
Anthony Clark End user
Simon Curry End User Rep
Brad Davies Lead End User
Shane Fitzsimmons
Shane Fitzsimmons Lead End User
Simon Heemstra
Dr Simon Heemstra End User Rep
Tony Jarrett End User Representative & Associate Student
Susan Johnston End user
Narelle Koteff End user
Laurence McCoy End user
Stuart Midgley End User Rep
Melissa O'Halloran End User Rep
Christine Roach
Christine Roach End User Rep
Phil Robeson End user
Patrick Schell End User Rep
Rebel Talbert End User
Steve Yorke End User

Urban planning for natural hazard mitigation

2017 NSW post-incident task force

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

2018 Bega Valley fire post-incident task force

Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards

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

Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities

Fire spread prediction across fuel types

Fire surveillance and hazard mapping

Fire coalescence and mass spotfire dynamics

Threshold conditions for extreme fire behaviour

October 2013 NSW post-incident task force

Catastrophic and cascading events: planning and capability

Mapping bushfire hazard and impacts

Coupled fire-atmosphere modelling

Empirical analysis of spot-fire and ember behaviour during extreme fire weather conditions

Improved predictions of severe weather to reduce community impact

Child-centred disaster risk reduction

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

Improving the retention and engagement of volunteers in emergency service agencies

Improving land dryness measures and forecasts

An investigation of the dynamics of fire-fire interactions using a coupled fire-atmosphere model

Optimisation of fuel reduction burning regimes

An analysis of building losses and human fatalities from natural disasters

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

Delivering effective prescribed burning across Australian ecosystems

Policies, institutions and governance

Improving decision-making in complex multi-team environments

Capability needs for emergency & disaster management organisations

Scientific diversity and uncertainty in risk mitigation policy and planning

Natural hazard exposure information modelling framework

Cost-effective mitigation strategy for flood prone buildings

Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability

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

Enabling sustainable emergency volunteering