Understanding social networks for bushfire preparation
Fire Note 104 presents examples of social networks, aiming to understand the quality and characteristics of a social network that can aid bushfire preparedness. View the Fire Note here.
In this context, social networks refers to relationships that connect people to each other, creating links. It does not refer to social media. Social networks operate in complex ways, with information passed from one person to the next, often informally. Understanding how and why networks develop provides a basis to understand when and how information from fire agencies and other formal institutions might be passed along the networks.