Thinking under fire
What's it about?
- Recognising how people and their communities are different and respond in different ways to risk and bushfire.
- Defining and measuring bushfire preparedness from the perspective of householders and their ‘goals’.
- Explaining why some communities and their people prepare more than others.
- Understanding why some people delay making decisions until the last minute.
- Learning how to help people make decisions to mitigate risk and survive.
Dr Raoul Oehmen, University of Western Australia
Dr Lies Notebaert, University of Western Australia
Assistant Professor Ilona McNeil, University of Melbourne
Damien Killalea, lead end-user, Tasmania Fire Service
Research projects covered: Community level influence on individuals, Managing the threat through the modification of thought, Information processing under stress and Decision making under stress
Overview video of the research
Replay the online forum
- Community safety practitioners
- Communications managers and practitioners
- Community members
- Community groups
- Members of the media
Key resources you should know about
- Community Level Influence on Individual Behaviours final report
- Fire Note 133: National Study Profiles Bushfire Preparedness
- Managing the Threat Through the Modification of Thought final report
- Fire Notes and Reports on Information processing under stress -
- Fire Note 132: Prepared for action: new tools and insights
- Fire Note 112: Defend or evacuate?;
- Fire Note 108: Predicting bushfire preparedness from bushfire expectations
- Information processing under stress final report
- Fire Notes on Decision making under stress -
- Fire Note 117: Residents intentions and reasons in the face of bushfire;
- Fire Note 98: Community bushfire safety issues;
- Fire Note 87: Checklist items for researchers
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