The International Bushfire Research Conference 2008

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:

  • suppression
  • fuels management
  • 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:

  • Workshops
  • Field Trips
  • Plenary Sessions

Thematic Sessions:

  • Indigenous Use of Fire
  • Community Empowerment
  • Legal Liability
  • 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.

Themes include:

  • 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.

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