Australia's leading conference in emergency management has finished again for another year, with CRC research leading the way.
With the latest natural hazards research on show, more than 4,000 delegates attended AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ in Melbourne, smashing the attendance record.
Photo: Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
New research 14 years in the making has been released by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and MFB, with the study providing the valuable data the fire industry needs to develop a national residential fire strategy to reduce preventable residential fire fatalities towards zero.
Vast areas of Australia, particularly the east coast, have an above-normal fire potential this season.
The 2019/20 fire season has the potential to be an active season across Australia, following on from a very warm and dry start to the year.
Dr Adam Leavesley accepting the award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Utilisation at AFAC19
A national guide for working with volunteers and cutting-edge technology that is drawing on satellite data to produce fire hazard maps have been recognised for outstanding leadership in academic and research aims of the CRC.
Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Heatwave and fire research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC has been central to the Queensland Government’s review of the devastating 2018 bushfires, released recently by the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Prof Vivienne Tippett, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Chair Dr Katherine Woodthorpe, Dr Katharine Haynes, AFAC CEO Stuart Ellis and Chair of the CRC Advisory Committee Kylie Sproston.
Australian lives are being saved by Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research, which was recognised with the Cooperative Research Centres Association’s premier award.

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