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What are you telling us?

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Community Safety, Planning & Research

  11.57 AM 25 July, 2014

Location: General

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The role and scope of communication in bushfire preparedness and response will be the focus of the Bushfire CRC's next online forum.

What Are You Telling Us?, to be held at 12.30 pm next Tuesday 29 July, explores ways to engage communities and individuals in fire-prone areas fully in community safety initiatives in the lead up to and during hazards.

The researchers, led by RMIT's Professor Peter Fairbrother, examine the complexities of how people in these different localities organise and operate. It identifies and investigates their formal and informal networks, and how individuals and groups within these 'social networks' relate and communicate with each other, as well as with emergency services agencies.

The researchers suggest that communication should be interactive and tailored to the complexity and diversity of each locality to have lasting and measurable impact. That diversity includes a broad range of factors, such as differences by locality, class, ethnicity, gender and age.

What Are You Telling Us? is the fifith online forum in the Bushfire CRC's Research To Drive Change series.

Join the live conversation with Professor Fairbrother, and Mr John Schauble, Manager Strategic Advice to Victoria’s newly-appointed Emergency Management Commissioner and ex-captain of CFA's Sassafras & Ferny Creek Fire Brigade. Register here on the Bushfire CRC's website. 

Last Updated: 25 July 2014