Increasing community resilience to bushfire — implications from a north Queensland community case study

Bushnell, Sally, and Cottrell, Alison (2007) Increasing community resilience to bushfire — implications from a north Queensland community case study. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 22 (2). pp. 3-9.

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Abstract

Increasing community resilience to the bushfire hazard through raising awareness and increasing preparedness for bushfire is a crucial step towards reducing the impact of a bushfire event. The case study presented in this paper investigates the attitudes, expectations and needs of a community in north Queensland in regard to the bushfire risk in their area. Understanding these social aspects, and the community itself, can lead to better delivery of bushfire services, and thereby increase community resiliency. The findings from the case study present a number of implications for bushfire service delivery in the area.

Item ID: 2543
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: bushfire; rural fire brigade; resilience; Queensland
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Reproduced with permission from the Australian Journal of Emergency Management.

Bushnell, Sally, and Cottrell, Alison (2007) Increasing community resilience to bushfire — implications from a north Queensland community case study. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 22 (2). pp. 3-9.

ISSN: 1324-1540
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2009 04:25
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940202 Electoral Systems @ 51%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 49%
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