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All conference stream presentations will be available on-demand untill 31 January 2022

  1. Funders of research on fire and emergency management increasingly want to ensure that research dolla ...
  2. Exhibition Viewing and Poster Session
  3. Exhibition Viewing and Poster Session
  4. Afternoon Tea
  5. Our climate is changing. Natural hazards of the future will not be the same as in the past. Some nat ...
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    When two fires merge the behaviour does not conform to standard models. Large fires have the potenti ...
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    The objective of this research is to model and apply wind reduction factor (WRF) into an operational ...
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    Crown fires in industrial pine plantations can be categorised and modelled as surface or crown fires ...
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    Several trends have recently converged to create considerable interest in enhancing collaboration in ...
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    This pilot study aimed to understand worker-workplace interactions of emergency service (ES) workers ...
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    Australia’s emergency management sector sits within an environment that is becoming ever more comple ...
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    Following a disaster, many people find themselves in roles supporting recovery for the first time, w ...
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    The Black Saturday fires continue to live on in the collective memory of emergency management organi ...
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    During the 2019-20 fire season, I was the Incident Controller (IC) for parts of the Eastern Victoria ...
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    The changing risk and operational environment in which emergency management organisations find thems ...
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    Firefighters generally have three goals ' protect and save lives, forest, Infrastructure, Industry, ...
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    Australia has been considered as one of the most fire-prone regions in the world with harsher fire w ...
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    Community resilience requires community members and emergency services to cooperate. But many househ ...
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    As bushfires continue to become more severe, there is an increasing need to understand human behavio ...
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    The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (2020) recognises the importance of ...
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    The trend towards a risk-based approach to fire management in Australia has intensified following in ...
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    Recent warnings research by Whittaker et al. (2020) found that even under catastrophic fire danger c ...
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    Social media is an important platform for staying up to date with information and news during a cris ...
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    Research on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) in Australia is confronting persist ...
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    It is widely recognised that recovery extends well beyond the immediate disaster aftermath and clean ...
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    A resilient community is better able to withstand, recover and even prosper, after a major emergency ...
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    More than Australia's weather forecaster, the Bureau of Meteorology supports the community, customer ...
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    Understanding the impact of suicide on firefighters should and can inform the development of any fir ...
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    Two interrelated strategic priorities for FRNSW are the enhancement of its medical response capabili ...
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    Everyone has an opinion that can be reinforced in the echo-chamber that is social media. In this wor ...
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    Populist political and media (mis)interpretations concerning disasters abound, threatening rational ...
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    The Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS) will replace the Fire Danger Ratings and associated ...
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    It is well known that influencing human behaviour is difficult but at a time of increasing frequency ...
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    The Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS) will replace the fire danger ratings and associated ...
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    The AQFx Smoke forecasting system was originally developed to simulate smoke from prescribed burns t ...
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    Australia is experiencing unprecedented extreme fire conditions that create catastrophic bushfire co ...
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    Fire and Emergency New Zealand is committed to building an organisation where everyone feels safe, w ...
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    The Bureau of Meteorology has been producing climate outlooks for Australian climate conditions for ...
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    Black Summer 2019/20 and the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) directly impacted Victoria's water sect ...
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    AFAC21 will focus on continual learning and delivering new and innovative approaches. Key questions ...
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    Advances in communication and information technology provide emergency managers, responders and comm ...
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    After being questioned about what they were to do if they saw a shark sign on the beach a member of ...
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    Firefighters are exposed to a wide range of chemicals including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PA ...
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    Introduction Approximately thirty percent (30%) of Australian homes have Photovoltaic arrays (PV) in ...
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    Employees and volunteers in fire and emergency services are at high risk of developing mental health ...
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    Fire and Emergency New Zealand recognises the status of Māori as tangata whenua and, as such, the im ...
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    Introduction Understanding and managing the ongoing mental health and wellbeing of fire and emergenc ...
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    This is a story of impact. The impact of evidence over a four-year period from 2017 to 2021 to build ...
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    Recent global trends within emergency management have seen a shift towards a sharing of responsibili ...
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    A long-range prediction system for fire weather conditions has been developed as a new capability fo ...
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    Activities to manage bushfire risk on the rural urban interface are often guided by local knowledge, ...
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    Aircraft have explicit fire suppression and tactical rapid response capabilities and airbases are in ...
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    The Welfare Services Functional Area, hosted by Resilience NSW and supported by NSW Department of Co ...
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    Supporting people to identify and manage their risks while living in bushfire prone-area is becoming ...
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    Background   The ACT Government aims to achieve global leader status for climate change action, by c ...
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    Trust in the conformity of building products is the foundation of achieving building compliance outc ...
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    While the world is importantly moving towards renewable energy through the creation of new wind farm ...
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    On the 3rd November 2018 a large fire occurred in a factory at Seven Hills in western Sydney. The fi ...
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    Using the 'flatten the curve' diagram as a point of reference, this presentation will frame how less ...
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    Narratives are increasingly important to catalyse systemic change. A wealth of evidence demonstrates ...
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    In 2016, the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities (the 'ABR') ...
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    2020 clearly demonstrated that disasters don't discriminate and disasters are here to stay. The dire ...
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    Immediately following the devastating Victorian bushfires over the 2019-20 summer, Youth Affairs Cou ...
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    The SA Country Fire Service is employing a range of methods to engage the education and youth sector ...
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    Despite frequent exposure to severe natural hazards including extensive and wild bushfires, tropical ...
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    The presentation provides a comprehensive and inclusive model to bolster community resilience and re ...
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    This project won both the NSW Resilience Community Award and the National Resilience Community Award ...
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    For over eight decades, Bushfire Royal Commissions and other formal inquiries have repeatedly identi ...
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    Adoption of the Ryde Resilience Plan 2030 (2020) was the culmination of a lengthy community facing p ...
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    Emergency managers have long grappled with reducing risk for people who are more vulnerable in disas ...
  1. Drawing on his personal history as a Wiradjuri man and his professional history as a journalist repo ...
  2. Turia Pitt is living proof that, with the right mindset, anything is possible. Caught in a grassfire ...
  3. Exhibition Viewing and Poster Session
  4. Exhibition Viewing and Poster Session
  5. Throughout the AFAC21 program, presentations have discussed striking the balance between impact and ...
Stream 1 (plenary)
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    The NSW 2019-20 fire season has been reported as extreme and extremely unusual. The scale of the fir ...
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    'If we're going to do more, we need to know more.' Andrew Colvin, National Bushfire Recovery Coordin ...
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    The Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20 were unprecedented, testing systems and stretching resources l ...
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    Fire and Rescue New South Wales' (FRNSW) mission is to be 'prepared for anything ' to protect the ir ...
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    The 2019/20 bush fire season started early. Extended periods of drought, a dire seasonal rainfall ou ...
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    Knowledge and experience of CFA's 53,000 volunteer firefighters is a critical resource for CFA and f ...
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    In 2020, volunteer organisations were faced with the challenge of keeping that same engagement durin ...
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    What is EM-LINK? EM-LINK is an online catalogue of the nation's emergency management spatial webserv ...
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    The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has seen an increasing demand for Emergency Medical Service ...
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    Emergency management and response are inherently dangerous and complex professions. Both career and ...
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    Queensland is the most disaster-affected state in Australia, having been hit by more than 80 signifi ...
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    This presentation will provide an overview of the development and findings of the Severe Wind Hazard ...
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    Generational change and long-term resilience is possible through high-quality emergency services edu ...
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    In 2011, Rochester was impacted by the worst floods in its history with over 200 houses inundated by ...
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    Natural Disasters (ND) incur a huge amount and range of losses which are often beyond measurable yar ...
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    When communities receive clear, consistent information that can be used to take action, people have ...
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    Prescribed burning is key tool used by land management agencies to reduce the threat of bushfires. T ...
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    Following the catastrophic 2019/20 Australian bushfire season, remote sensing technologies have been ...
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    Australia's deadliest peril, heatwave, poses an extreme risk to Western Sydney communities. A 2020 s ...
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    The utilisation of Geospatial Intelligence to promote public safety continues to expand across the e ...
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    ACT Parks and Conservation Service conducts a prescribed burning program in Namadgi National Park, a ...
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    Following publication of the Capability Development Framework for the NSW Emergency Management Secto ...
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    Major drivers for the Warren Centre Project entitled “Professionalising Fire Safety Engineering” wer ...
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    In an effort to improve the condition of the planet for those that inhabit it, the heads of state me ...
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    Building envelope designs must achieve multiple functional requirements. Fire safety is challenged w ...
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    Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) conducts post incident analyses (PIA) where structure fires have occurred ...
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    Technologies seems to advance very quickly, in some cases safety standards struggle to keep pace wit ...
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    The growing trend of installing Building integrated photovoltaics (BiPVs) in external walls has the ...
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    dampers and smoke dampers are integral components in mitigating fire and smoke spread through air-ha ...
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    Working as a Community Recovery Officer in a position that reports to a local government, with a com ...
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    'You cannot seek for the ideal outside the realm of reality' is a quote attributed to French Sociali ...
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    Emergency planning in Australia has traditionally been focused on the roles, responsibilities and st ...
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    Over the last decade, Australia has witnessed an increase in disasters and emergencies culminating w ...
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    Our project, Enabling Communities: From the heart of the community is supported by Victorian Governm ...
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    Black Summer & the subsequent COVID pandemic were the second time in recent years that the Blue Moun ...
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    On the 4th of July, 2020, around 3,000 residents of inner Melbourne's public housing towers were con ...
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    While local community groups provide important resources in disaster preparedness, response, and in ...
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    In many parts of Australia, some of the residential locations with highest flood risk are also areas ...