Perth hills fire survey update
Created dateSaturday, April 2, 2011 - 1:55pm
I’m really pleased with the progress of our survey of Perth hills residents affected by the late summer bushfires. Everything has been bang on time and very few people we’ve approached have told us to go away.
We’ve now done approximately 400 face-to-face interviews, asking people about such topics as what they knew about bushfire safety prior to the fires, how they interpreted and responded to messages the fire services sent out before and during fires, and the way they understand their role in fire safety.
We have also had the people we’ve interviewed fill out a questionnaire to send back to us, and so far between 50 and 70 per cent have been returned.
We are now about to start mailing out a survey to households that did not take part in the face-to-face exercise. About 3000 forms will start going out soon.
We’ve already got some preliminary results from the face-to-face survey, which we are starting to analyse. The final report is due on June 30.