16th Annual AFAC Conference incorporating The Bushfire CRC Conference
22-24 September 2009, Gold Coast Queensland, Australia
CALL FOR PAPERS
The AFAC/ Bushfire CRC Conference is Australasias foremost annual emergency services conference, attracting up to 1,300 delegates from all over the world.
AFAC represents all fire, land management and emergency services agencies in Australia and New Zealand while the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre is the peak research body for the fire industry in this region.
The theme of the AFAC/CRC 2009 conference is Meeting Expectations.
The conference will examine the expectations placed upon the emergency services by:
There will be vigorous discussion about how the emergency services interpret and strive to meet the expectations of all these groups. How do they measure, understand and respond to the various, often contradictory, demands and expectations from various sectors. What are they really striving to achieve? Are they successful?
Abstracts are invited from all sectors:
Emergency services personnel
Researchers and academics
Federal and State Government
You will be expected to demonstrate clearly how your sector meets or imposes expectations on the emergency services, and how these impact upon areas including:
The conference will also examine the latest research, and best practices in the areas of:
wildland urban interface issues
technology and communications
health and safety
ecology & biodiversity
community preparedness and warnings
protection of people and property
AFACs Strategic Plan incorporates a series of Goals and Objectives which may also be the basis for papers exploring the achievement of those goals, or the progress of the strategies towards the goals.