BUSHFIRE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Bushfire management across our vast State needs a strong, collective approach so we can grow our capability to ensure a safer WA.
Managing bushfire across our vast State is a huge task, so we’re building the new Bushfire Centre of Excellence to cultivate knowledge and support training that helps to make our communities safer.
The Centre will be the first of its kind in WA, and located in the Shire of Murray. We’ve designed it to be a learning hub that’s accessible to all bushfire management stakeholders.
The purpose-built facility will provide high-level training for WA’s bush firefighters and other emergency service personnel. Our approach is to harness lessons learned and promote the best from academia, science and Aboriginal traditional land practices.
Work is well underway to construct this innovative facility that will help us all work together to improve bushfire management.
The Bushfire Centre of Excellence will benefit local communities by strengthening the ways we build and share skills to help reduce bushfires and their impacts.
We'll develop enhanced bushfire training, and work to deliver and support this for our stakeholders across WA.
We'll gather, manage and share the very best of traditional, academic and experiential bushfire knowledge.
We'll focus on collaboration and ensure all of our stakeholders can access bushfire training, knowledge and research.
The Bushfire Centre of Excellence will be a vibrant hub for our broader community. It will run specialised training programs, information sessions and networking events. It is being constructed to include:
The following principles guide all that we do at the Bushfire Centre of Excellence: