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Bushfire CRC Fire Note 104

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Community Safety, Planning & Research

  1.07 PM 6 February, 2013

Location: General

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The Bushfire CRC's Fire Note issue 104, Understanding social networks for bushfire preparation, presents examples of social networks, aiming to understand the quality and characteristics of a social network that can aid bushfire preparedness.

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.

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Last Updated: 06 February 2013