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Living with bushfire risk: social and environmental influences on preparedness

Paton, Douglas, Buergelt, Petra T. and Prior, Tim (2008). Living with bushfire risk: social and environmental influences on preparedness<br />. Australian Journal of Emergency Management,23(3):41-48.

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Title Living with bushfire risk: social and environmental influences on preparedness
Author Paton, Douglas
Buergelt, Petra T.
Prior, Tim
Journal Name Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1324-1540   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 41
End Page 48
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Emergency Management Australia
Field of Research 300605 Fire Management
Abstract This paper discusses the process of developing a model capable of informing the development of community outreach strategies to facilitate the sustained adoption of bushfire preparedness measures. Following the identification of anomalies in defining the predictors of preparedness, a qualitative study of the reasoning processes that influence whether or not people decided to prepare for bushfire hazards is presented. The findings of the qualitative study are used to revise the preparedness model. Finally, using data from 482 residents in high bushfire risk areas in Hobart, the ability of the revised model to account for differences in levels of household preparedness is discussed. - See more at:
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