The Final Report on the February 2011 Fires in Roleystone, Kelmscott and Red Hill Research Project, conducted by Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre researchers at The University of Western Australia for the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) was published today.
- Many Perth Hills residents knew a bushfire was possible in their area before the February fires but did not see it as a threat to their own lives or properties.
- Those who recognised fire was a direct threat to them were better prepared after attending bushfire information meetings or groups.
- Bushfire CRC Media release about the report
- Summary of report as sent to residents
- Full copy of the report
Residents have been invited to a community feedback session with representatives of the Bushfire CRC, The University of Western Australia and FESA on 29 September from 6pm to 7.30pm, at the Champion Centre, 76 Champion Drive Kelmscott.
Michael Sinclair-Jones (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 00 700 783