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Stream 1 (plenary)
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    In historic colonised Indigenous research discourse, non-Indigenous researchers have replaced holist ...
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    Climate-related disasters are increasingly impacting Indigenous people's health and wellbeing, hinde ...
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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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    In the last five years a healthy partnership between agencies including the Department of Environmen ...
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    This pilot study aimed to understand worker-workplace interactions of emergency service (ES) workers ...
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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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    Emergency managers grapple with reducing risk for people who are vulnerable to disasters such as peo ...
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    A resilient community is better able to withstand, recover and even prosper, after a major emergency ...
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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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    Populist political and media (mis)interpretations concerning disasters abound, threatening rational ...
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    The AQFx Smoke forecasting system was originally developed to simulate smoke from prescribed burns t ...
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    In July 2019, the WA Government announced a three-stage Action Plan for Bushfire Framework Review. T ...
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    The South Australian Murraylands region contains many large and intact reserve systems, including ma ...
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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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    Micro-environments where firefighters work and live have higher levels of many semi-volatile organic ...
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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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    Firefighters are exposed to a wide range of chemicals including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PA ...
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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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    Nick Linton GIFireE is an elected Branch Councillor on the New Zealand Branch of the Institute of Fi ...
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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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Stream 6: Australian Disaster Resilience Conference
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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 ...
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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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    SCDF has leveraged data analytics to glean insights that drive continual innovation to enhance opera ...
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    Emergency management and response are inherently dangerous and complex professions. Both career and ...
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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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    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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    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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    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 ...
Stream 6: Australian Disaster Resilience Conference
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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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    Throughout the recovery process, Kempsey Shire Council has been committed to enabling the community ...
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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 ...