Prepared for action: new tools and insights

Fire Note 132: Offers a new way of thinking about bushfire preparedness and its measurement.  The study defines preparedness in terms of three householder goals:  stay and defend, evacuate safely or improve the property’s fire resistance when left unattended.  The research also offers a new framework for measuring householder preparedness in relation to these differing goals. The measures will be useful for assessing the effectiveness of community safety campaigns, especially those targeting specific goals, such as preparing communities to evacuate.

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