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Prepare, stay and defend or leave early Evidence for the Australian approach

Chapter


Abstract


  • This chapter provides an outline and overview of current research into the Australian ‘prepare,

    stay and defend or leave early’ policy. Although historical and structural evidence have been

    reported elsewhere, this chapter brings these issues together with additional verification from

    an analysis of a bushfire fatality database and findings from recent research into

    implementation.

    The methodologies employed for this research include documentary analysis and extensive

    literature reviews, statistical analysis of bushfire fatalities, and numerous interviews, focus

    groups and quantitative surveys with members of the public and fire agencies before and after

    significant bushfire events.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Tibbits, A., Handmer, J., Haynes, K., Lowe, T. & Whittaker, J. (2008). Prepare, stay and defend or leave early Evidence for the Australian approach. In J. Handmer & K. Haynes (Eds.), Community bushfire safety (pp. 59-71). Collingwood, Vic: CSIRO Publishing.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780643095618

Book Title


  • Community bushfire safety

Start Page


  • 59

End Page


  • 71

Place Of Publication


  • Collingwood, Vic

Abstract


  • This chapter provides an outline and overview of current research into the Australian ‘prepare,

    stay and defend or leave early’ policy. Although historical and structural evidence have been

    reported elsewhere, this chapter brings these issues together with additional verification from

    an analysis of a bushfire fatality database and findings from recent research into

    implementation.

    The methodologies employed for this research include documentary analysis and extensive

    literature reviews, statistical analysis of bushfire fatalities, and numerous interviews, focus

    groups and quantitative surveys with members of the public and fire agencies before and after

    significant bushfire events.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Tibbits, A., Handmer, J., Haynes, K., Lowe, T. & Whittaker, J. (2008). Prepare, stay and defend or leave early Evidence for the Australian approach. In J. Handmer & K. Haynes (Eds.), Community bushfire safety (pp. 59-71). Collingwood, Vic: CSIRO Publishing.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780643095618

Book Title


  • Community bushfire safety

Start Page


  • 59

End Page


  • 71

Place Of Publication


  • Collingwood, Vic