Promoting community bushfire preparedness

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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 adopt bushfire preparedness measures when these measures are communicated through passive, information-based approaches.

This Fire Note 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. View the Fire Note here.

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Release date

Mon, 22/04/2013