Effective Communication: Communities and Bushfires


Before and during a bushfire, communication with a community depends on how the community interacts and is organised. Strong networks and well-planned communication and engagement strategies increase resilience to bushfires.

Researchers will use various methods to develop an understanding of how to better communicate with communities vulnerable to bushfire. A model for improving community communication strategies will be developed that will incorporate community diversity.

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This project examined the role, scope and limits of Australian bushfire and community safety communication in preparing householders for bushfire.

Professor Peter Fairbrother led the research team, which was based at RMIT University, and comprised Dr Bernard Mees, Dr Meagan Tyler, Dr Richard Phillips, Dr...