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Fire and emergency management in northern Australia is quantitatively and qualitatively different to that in the south of the continent. To meet the needs of fire and emergency managers in northern Australia, this project is establishing training units that meet the requirements of emergency management in the north. The factors differentiating between northern and southern training needs are significant, ranging from geographical (the scale of northern natural disasters and distances), to social and cultural, as in the impacts of natural disasters on remote Indigenous communities.
Nearly 360,000 of the people living in northern Australia live in communities with varying degrees of remoteness from ‘outer regional’ to ‘very remote’. These communities are predominately inhabited by Indigenous Australians, with the percentage rising in direct proportion to remoteness.
The project is providing a training program that builds on the current assets in the north such as the ranger programs and leads to increasing levels of competence and confidence and in its turn, resilience. The project is a response to north Australian stakeholder concerns that existing training is inadequate for their needs.
The core of this project is the development of new training materials; courses or packages that provide remote north Australian communities the skills and knowledge to manage landscape scale fire regimes as well as a range of other natural disasters. Pilot training courses will begin in late 2016.
|2016||Report||Northern Australia bushfire and natural hazard training: Annual project report 2015-2016. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2016).|
|2015||Report||Bushfire and natural hazard training for Northern Australia: Annual project report 2014-2015. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2015).|
|2015||Report||Building Resilient Remote Communities in Northern Australia Annual Report 2014. (2015).|
|10 Apr 2015||North Australian Bushfire and Natural Hazard Training 2015 NSW RAF Presentation||3.01 MB (3.01 MB)||multi-hazard, Northern Australia, planning|
|14 Dec 2015||Scoping remote north Australian community resilience - project overview||0 bytes (0 bytes)||Northern Australia, planning, resilience|
|22 Mar 2016||Northern Australia bushfire and natural hazard training - project overview||0 bytes (0 bytes)||multi-hazard, Northern Australia, risk management|
|17 May 2016||North Australian bushfire and natural hazard training||2.01 MB (2.01 MB)||fire, local knowledge, Northern Australia|
|14 Jun 2016||What is disaster resilience and how can it be measured?||373.58 KB (373.58 KB)||communities, indigenous communities, resilience|
This project develops BNH Training built on learnings from BNHCRC research and tailored to North Australian needs. It employs a didactic approach to build understanding of differing world views about fire and emergency management. Its delivery mode is designed to increase levels of competence, confidence and resilience, particularly in remote regions.
|Capability needs for emergency & disaster management organisations||Dr Paul Barnes||Queensland University of Technology|