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Turning warnings into action

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Community Safety, Planning & Research

  12.53 PM 21 October, 2015

Location: General

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Research from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC is helping CFA and other emergency services identify barriers to resilience and improve communications and warnings.

Hazard Note 11 is an overview the Communications and warnings cluster of Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research projects. The cluster has five linked studies:

  • Connecting communities and resilience: A multi-hazard study of preparedness, response and recovery
  • Managing animals in disasters
  • Child-centred disaster risk reduction
  • Improving the role of hazard communications in increasing residents' preparedness and response planning
  • Community understanding of the tsunami risk and warning systems in Australia

The Hazard Note details the aim of each project, the work completed to date and the outcomes so far. Download it at

Additionally, this short video features end user Andrew Richards, Manager for Community Engagement for NSW SES, discussing the main problems the Communications and warnings cluster is trying to solve.

Last Updated: 21 October 2015