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Community bushfire safety: a review of post-Black Saturday research

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Abstract


  • Following the ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires

    of 7 February 2009, a number of research

    reports on community bushfire safety

    were presented to the Victorian Bushfires

    Royal Commission. These include reports

    from the CFA, OESC, Bushfire CRC and

    Department of Justice. These reports

    have different research aims and employ

    a range of methods and samples. Some

    reports investigate community safety

    issues during the Black Saturday bushfires,

    while others examine preparedness and

    intentions for future fires. This paper

    reviews these reports to identify common

    findings, inconsistencies and gaps relating

    to community safety during bushfires, and

    discusses the implications of methodological

    differences for research findings.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. (2010). Community bushfire safety: a review of post-Black Saturday research. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 25 (4), 7-13.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1306&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/302

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 7

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Following the ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires

    of 7 February 2009, a number of research

    reports on community bushfire safety

    were presented to the Victorian Bushfires

    Royal Commission. These include reports

    from the CFA, OESC, Bushfire CRC and

    Department of Justice. These reports

    have different research aims and employ

    a range of methods and samples. Some

    reports investigate community safety

    issues during the Black Saturday bushfires,

    while others examine preparedness and

    intentions for future fires. This paper

    reviews these reports to identify common

    findings, inconsistencies and gaps relating

    to community safety during bushfires, and

    discusses the implications of methodological

    differences for research findings.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. (2010). Community bushfire safety: a review of post-Black Saturday research. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 25 (4), 7-13.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1306&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/302

Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 7

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia