Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (Bushfire CRC) News

Bushfire detection cameras being trailed in Australia

The aim of the trial is to compare the performance of different fire detection camera systems Bushfire detection cameras are being trialled in Australia this summer in the Otway Ranges, on Victoria’s south-west coast and near Tumut in New South Wales. The cameras have been placed in strategic positions around the Otway Ranges and on a fire tower in Tumut and will be evaluated by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre on their performance in detecting fire starts....

Bushfire CRC tackles fuel management in eucalypt plantations

Bushfire CRC PhD student Phil Lacy led the activity, which attracted 22 participants Managing fuel in eucalypt plantations is dangerous to the success of the plantation. Managing fuel in eucalypt plantations is critical to the success of the plantation. The Bushfire CRC had a seminar and field trip at Casino in northern New South Wales to show the latest research in this field. Bushfire CRC PhD student Phil Lacy led the activity, which attracted 22 participants including f...

Fit for fires – are our volunteer firefighters up to the test?

A new study has established safe physical working standards for Australia's volunteer firefighters Investigation into safe working standards for Australian firefighters published As Australian recovers from its worst ever fire season, a new study establishes for the first time the safe physical work standards that should be applied for the nation's 220,000 volunteer firefighters. The study by Deakin University PhD student Matt Phillips at the Bushfire Cooperative Rese...

Black Friday anniversary renews importance of ongoing bushfire research

The anniversary of Black Friday in Australia has highlighted the need for continued research into bushfire Prominent fire management bodies highlight need for research into ongoing wildfire threats Australia's peak fire management and research organizations are calling for ongoing support for scientific research to deal with the bushfire threat to our communities. Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of Black Friday, Victoria's highest fatality bushfire event. From December...

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