bushfire

Australia’s ‘Deadliest Natural Hazard’: What’s Your Heatwave Plan?

Heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard, but a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat. Working with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre and the Bureau…

Where to Take Refuge in Your Home During a Bushfire

When you live in a bushfire-prone area you can’t ignore the danger. Most individuals and families address this necessity by preparing a bushfire survival plan. The best way to survive a bushfire is not to be there when…

Facebook Trials Australian Bush Fire and Disaster Planning Feature

Facebook is trialling a location data-driven feature which it believes will help authorities combat bush fires in Australia, as well as tackling other disasters around the world, and it hopes to have the feature ready…

PREPARE. ACT. SURVIVE. Bushfire safety series.

Are you bushfire prepared? Are your family and home at risk? You don’t have to live in the bush to be threatened by bushfire – just close enough to be affected by burning material, embers…

Preparing for Disasters

Emergencies can strike at any time and can destroy homes and valuables, damage your health, upset routines and can lead to significant financial pressures. Some of us feel the effects of a disaster for a…

Busy bushfire season predicted for Australia’s most populous regions

Published September 1 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald. The most populous regions of Australia can expect another year of above-average fire risk as the long-term decline in cool season rainfall combines with the strengthening El…

Victoria and California to share bushfire and drought plans

Original article published  by The Age 7 July 2015 by Richard Willingham The lessons from Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires are being closely studied by the Californian government as it grapples with its own crippling drought and year-round…

Keynote Highlight – Dr Richard Thornton, Chief Executive of the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference continues to support the Disaster and Emergency Management community with a strong focus on natural disasters and 2015 marks the 4th year of the event. The ANZDM…
March 10, 2015

Resident turns heat on fire app after Black Hill blaze

Residents in bushfire-prone areas are being reminded never to rely on one channel for emergency information following complaints about details provided by the FireReady smartphone app during this month’s Black Hill blaze. Noel Harvey, who…

New study shows bushfire risk rising for Yarra Ranges towns

NEW research has shown Yarra Ranges towns are likely to face an increased risk of major bushfires in the coming years, as authorities warn residents to start planning for the worst. The Department of Environment,…
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