The International Bushfire Research Conference 2008
31 August – 4 September 2008, Adelaide, Australia
Fire, Environment and Society is the theme for the first International Bushfire Research Conference of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre. The Conference incorporates the 15th Annual Conference of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council.
Join us in Adelaide, Australia in September 2008 for a stimulating international conference, workshop and tour program aimed at exploring the latest developments in fire research and its adoption into practice.
This conference is for fire managers who need an increased understanding of the state of the art in research and best practice in the areas of:
ecology and biodiversity
community preparedness and warnings
protection of people
wildland urban interface
The Bushfire CRC is a collaborative venture established by the Australian Government and involves Australian and New Zealand fire and land management agencies, eight universities, CSIRO and key Federal Government agencies.
AFAC member agencies manage workforces comprising approximately 30,000 paid fire fighters and 250,000 volunteers across Australasia.
The conference will have a varied format including:
Indigenous Use of Fire
Management of Major Incidents
Fire Regime Management
Bushfire CRC Pre-Conference workshop The aim of this workshop is to enhance understanding of fire behaviour in three settings; rural, urban and their interfaces. The implications for changes in fire behaviour on fire fighter health and safety will also be discussed.
Fire suppression strategies
Air toxics exposure and management
Physiological effects of fire fighting
Decision making on the fire ground
Factors affecting incident management organising
The workshop is targeted at practitioners who are involved in managing fire fighting. Participants will gain ideas from both researchers and practitioners on the successes and challenges of research adoption and the implications for policy and practice.