Understanding the context: The value of community engagement in bushfire risk communication and education. Observations following the East Coast Tasmania bushfires of December 2006

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dc.contributor.author Prior, TD
dc.contributor.author Paton, D
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:51:16Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Australiasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 2008, 2 (1), pp. 1 - 14
dc.identifier.issn 1174-4707
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9698
dc.description.abstract Bushfire risk communication and education are the primary mechanisms used by emergency managers to increase resilience and recovery from bushfires. Generally these agencies utilise mass communication techniques to provide targeted and standardised information to at-risk members of the community. These techniques are unable to accommodate the variability between communities, particularly the situational characteristics of the community and the resulting context in which risk communication messages are interpreted by those communities. This observational study, carried out after a severe bushfire on the east coast of Tasmania, revealed how situational characteristics of the community influence preparedness, agency trust, and sense of community. These results suggest it is necessary to couple mass communication techniques with community engagement to overcome the influence of situational characteristics, thereby encouraging collective preparedness, ensuring the correct interpretation of risk communication messages, and engendering confidence and trust in those organisations that communicate bushfire risk information.
dc.publisher Massey University
dc.title Understanding the context: The value of community engagement in bushfire risk communication and education. Observations following the East Coast Tasmania bushfires of December 2006
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australiasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation New Zealand en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 14 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1702 Cognitive Sciences
dc.personcode 107171
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cognitive Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Bushfire, community engagement, risk communication en_US
dc.description.keywords Bushfire, community engagement, risk communication
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)/Institute For Sustainable Futures
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history Institute For Sustainable Futures (ID: 362)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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