Resilience to Hazards

Firefighter keeping flames at bay

Firefighter keeping flames at bay
Firefighter keeping flames at bay

COMMISSIONED RESEARCH

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This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, WA. Resident experiences from the January 2014 Parkerville bushfire in Western Australia have been analysed in two reports for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, WA.

This project was commissioned and funded entirely by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, WA.

Resident experiences from the January 2014 Parkerville bushfire in Western Australia have been analysed in two reports by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

Following the fire in the Perth Hills on 12 January 2014, the Western Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) commissioned the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC to conduct community-focused research with fire-affected communities.

Researchers conducted detailed interviews with 91 residents, as well as an online survey of 58 people that was open to all residents in the Shire of Mundaring, where the fire occurred, from May to early July 2014.

Both in depth reports from the interviews with 91 residents, and the online survey, are available via the publications tab of this page.

8 February, 2017
New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Interviewing residents after the 2013 Coonabarabran fire. Photo: Brydie O'Connor NSW RFS
11 March, 2016
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The CRC task force conducting a briefing before field work in the aftermath of Black Saturday.
17 August, 2015
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC conducts research after major emergencies to uncover key learnings for agencies. Until now, bushfire has been the hazard in focus, but the scope has broadened to other natural hazards with a broader set of research possibilities.
A firefighter battles the Parkerville fire. Photo by DFES
19 February, 2015
Resident experiences from the January 2014 Parkerville bushfire in Western Australia have been analysed in two reports by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.
Blue Mountains taskforce December 2013
14 December, 2013

In the first field activity for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, our researchers joined with Bushfire CRC colleagues to conduct community-based research in New South Wales following the October bushfires.

Teams are now preparing similar research visits to communties impacted by the January fires in South Australia and Western Australia.

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