New research, fire outlook and science on show in Brisbane
A huge post-conference edition of Hazard News wraps up the conference, has the details on new research projects and the bushfire outlook for southern Australia.
The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2016 shows a mixed picture for fire potential, with the exceptionally warm and wet conditions experienced through winter likely to continue into spring.
PhD student Korah Parackal showed he can communicate his science well by being voted 'People's Choice' at the James Cook University 3 Minute Thesis faculty final.
The attendance record was broken at AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, with more than 2,500 emergency service managers, volunteers, researchers and industry representatives gathering in Brisbane from 30 August to 2 September for the annual Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC & AFAC conference.
AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, the largest emergency management conference and exhibition in Australasia, that concluded yesterday, has experienced record breaking attendance.
More than 2,500 people from Australia and New Zealand’s emergency services met in Brisbane from 30 August to 1 September to discuss the latest in disaster-related research and experience.
The world’s latest fire fighting and emergency rescue technologies including car crash rescue equipment, helicopter drones, and a water turbine mounted on a robot bulldozer will all be on show next week at AFAC16 powered by INTERSCHUTZ at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
As the nation heads toward the 2016/17 disaster season, it is critical that Australian firefighters and emergency response agencies are able to call on additional support from across the country to meet the heightened resource demands in the face of an emergency.