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AFAC Annual Reports : 2010 Annual Report
16 | Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Annual Report 2010 Measures of our success: The fire and emergency services sector has a sustained research and analysis capability • Accidental Fire Injuries in Residential Structures: Who’s at Risk 2009 – Led by QFRS, AFAC completed the research study into who is at risk of injury as a result of structure ﬁres. This information will assist AFAC member agencies and other associated bodies develop targeted strategies aimed at reducing the total number of ﬁre injuries in Australia and New Zealand. Complementing the 2005 report, this work provides further insight into the consequences of residential ﬁres on people. The industry body of knowledge is used by all members • Implementation of the AFAC Knowledge Management Strategy – AFAC, in partnership with the Bushﬁre Cooperative Research Centre, developed a guide for the development and conduct of a broad range of knowledge events to support information sharing and professional development. A program of knowledge events was developed, incorporating additional professional development opportunities into future annual AFAC/ Bushﬁre CRC Conference programs. • AFAC Knowledge Web Readability Project – a major redevelopment project commenced to review the content on the Knowledge Web. Intended for completion late in 2010, this work focuses on improving the user experience and providing better information services to members. • Bushﬁre CRC Research Adoption – knowledge from the research programs of the Bushﬁre CRC continues to be used to inform the work of AFAC. A major focus has been the ﬁndings from the research undertaken following the 2009 Victorian Bushﬁres which were used extensively in the revision of the AFAC Bushﬁres and Community Safety Position. Goal 3 - The collective knowledge and experience across the sector is captured and shared “ Group members have worked hard to share information and collaborate on projects of national signiﬁcance. I sincerely thank them for their efforts. - Naomi Brown, CEO AFAC ”
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