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.

Urban planning for natural hazard mitigation

David Boverman End-user

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

Tony Jarrett Associate student

2018 Reedy Swamp fire post-incident task force

2017 NSW post-incident task force

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

Anthony Clark
Anthony Clark End-user

Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards

Anthony Clark
Anthony Clark End-user

Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities

Simon Curry End-user

Fire surveillance and hazard mapping

Brad Davies End-user

Fire coalescence and mass spotfire dynamics

Brad Davies End-user

Threshold conditions for extreme fire behaviour

Brad Davies End-user
Laurence McCoy End-user

Fire spread prediction across fuel types

Brad Davies End-user
Laurence McCoy End-user

October 2013 NSW post-incident task force

Catastrophic and cascading events: planning and capability

Steve Yorke End-user

Predicting fire danger ratings from physical measures of fire behaviour

Mapping bushfire hazard and impacts

Coupled fire-atmosphere modelling

Laurence McCoy End-user

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

Tony Jarrett Associate student

Improving the retention and engagement of volunteers in emergency service agencies

Narelle Koteff End-user

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

Narelle Koteff End-user
Patrick Schell End-user

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

From hectares to tailor made solutions for risk mitigation

Policies, institutions and governance

Christine Roach
Christine Roach End-user

Improving decision-making in complex multi-team environments

Phil Robeson End-user

Capability needs for emergency & disaster management organisations

Phil Robeson End-user

Scientific diversity and uncertainty in risk mitigation policy and planning

Patrick Schell End-user

Cost-effective mitigation strategy for flood prone buildings

Natural hazard exposure information modelling framework

Diversity and inclusion: building strength and capability

Rebel Talbert End-user

Enabling sustainable emergency volunteering

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