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Promoting bushfire preparedness

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Community Safety, Planning & Research

  12.03 PM 6 May, 2013

Location: General

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Despite the significant resources devoted to bushfire public education, people living in communities at risk of bushfire continue to demonstrate reluctance to adopting bushfire preparedness measures when these measures are communicated through passive, information-based approaches.

The Bushfire CRC’s Fire Note 107, Promoting community bushfire preparedness, discusses an action research program that was developed around the Tasmania Fire Service’s Community Development Pilot. Findings from the pilot have facilitated the wider adoption and implementation of community engagement principals into broader Tasmania Fire Service community education programs.  

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Last Updated: 13 May 2013