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Are shorter, more frequent shifts for firefighters and incident managers a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire and land...
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Fire Note 120: This research is investigating whether shorter, more frequent shifts are a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire...
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The Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre and the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre have been engaged by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service to conduct...
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January 2013 saw areas around Yass, Shoalhaven and Coonabarabran impacted by large fires. At the request of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, the Bushfire CRC coordinated a...
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What Bushfire CRC PhD student Grace Vincent from Deakin University is recruiting 50 firefighters from across Australia to help gather important data on firefighters and sleep...
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Presentation at the Research Forum of the 2013 Bushfire CRC and AFAC Annual Conference in Melbourne.
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Presentation at the Research Forum of the 2013 Bushfire CRC and AFAC Annual Conference in Melbourne.
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A short new video highlights the exciting developments the Fire DST proof of concept software program has made, and how it builds on existing fire mapping products. The four...
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What is in the smoke of bushfires at the rural/urban interface? Fire Note 114 outlines research assisting fire agencies gain a better understanding of potentially toxic emissions...
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Fire Note 114: This Fire Note outlines the emission products released in smoke from rural/urban interface fires and what this means. The materials burnt during the research are...
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The formal proceedings of the Research Forum, held as part of the Bushfire CRC and AFAC 2012 Conference in Perth are now available. The Research Forum opened the conference week...
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Background: The work demands involved in firefighting place significant stress on the cardiovascular system. This study investigated the application of the AHA/ACSM Health/Fitness...
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Australian community bushfire safety policy identifies two safe courses of action for householders under bushfire threat: leave well in advance of possible fire impact, or stay...
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Fire and rescue staff routinely endure significant psychological and environmental stress exposure on the job. While much has been done to improve understanding of the...
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The present study examined the validity of tympanic temperature measurements as a predictor of core temperature on the fireground in different environmental conditions. Fifty-one...
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Evidence from several sources indicates that during the 2009 Victorian bushfires (Black Saturday), many couples did not have a bushfire plan, others failed to execute their plans...
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The full proceedings from the 2012 Research Forum are now available. Held as part of the annual conference in Perth, the Research Forum focuses on the delivery of research...
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Why do many residents of bushfire prone areas delay their decision to defend or evacuate in response to a bushfire until the day of a fire? Fire Note 112 outlines research that...
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Fire Note 112: This Fire Note outlines research investigating why many residents of bushfire prone areas delay their decision to defend or evacuate in response to a bushfire until...
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Exposure to smoke and high temperatures, coupled with little sleep, can impair firefighters’ cognitive (mental) and physical capacities on the fireground. Fire Note 111 presents...
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This project resource provides more on the environmental factors that commonly contribute to sleep disturbance by discussing findings of a literature review conducted as part of...
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Fire Note 111: Exposure to smoke and high temperatures, coupled with little sleep, can impair firefighters’ cognitive (mental) and physical capacities on the fireground. This Fire...
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This article was published in the Winter 2013 edition of Fire Australia magazine. A new science-based fire danger rating system is being developed by the Bushfire CRC, working...
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Andrew Chapman, of the University of Western Australia, examined how individual and community level factors predict individual preparedness for bushfire for his PhD. 
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Fire Note 109 reports on the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation Decision Support Tool (FireDST), a proof of concept simulation system that aims to provide critical fire planning...
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Fire Note 109: This Fire Note reports on the Fire Impact and Risk Evaluation Decision Support Tool (FireDST), a proof of concept simulation system that aims to provide critical...
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Fire agencies are seeking to understand if and how individuals and households prepare for a bushfire. They need to know if individuals and households prepare in different respects...
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Fire Note 108: Fire agencies are seeking to understand if and how individuals and households prepare for a bushfire. They need to know if individuals and households prepare in...
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The Summer 2013 edition of Fire Australia is out now, featuring Bushfire CRC research into improving firefighter health and safety on the cover. Other feature articles include a...
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An overview of the PhD project Fitness for fire fighting - operational readiness of rural firefighters during bushfire suppression, with Lead End User Robyn Pearce of the Tasmania...
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