Community safety and engagement
Bob Cechet from Geoscience Australia, project leader of the Risk Assessment and Decision Making project, talks about his research at the Bushfire CRC annual conference at Darwin 2010.
This research project aims to support the fire and emergency management sector to make
decisions about sharing responsibility for community safety. It will identify alternative ways of
It's been raining, it's been pouring but what does this mean for bushfire risk and your preparations for the next fire season? An expert panel of bushfire researchers discussed bushfire behaviour, risk, and how to best communicate information at the Stawell Entertainment Centre in western Victoria in May.
The audience interacted with the speakers by voting on hand-held key pads (see photo, above) to various questions raised during the presentations.
A collection of reports examining the legal basis underpinning The Prepare, Defend or Leave Early policy in various states.
Community Fire Unit (CFU) initiatives in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory are increasing in popularity and cost. This report measures the effectiveness of the scheme in achieving key community bushfire safety goals. It also identifies likely challenges facing the movement as numbers grow and new issues arise.
An assessment was carried out utilising a range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques, including: 10 agency interviews; 670 Community Fire Unit member questionnaires; 50 public questionnaires and 4 focus groups.
PhD student Mary Cadeddu (RMIT University) identified significant couple/marital judgment and decision making processes that influence survival related decision making in forming a bushfire plan.