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Community Bushfire Safety

Community Bushfire Safety

by John Handmer, Katharine Haynes


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ISBN-13: 9780643094260
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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John Handmer

Table of Contents

Foreword: A View from Australia—John Gledhill; Foreword: A View from North America—Jerry Williams; Statement: Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre—Kevin O’Loughlin; Acknowledgments; Author Biographies; INTERFACE BUSHFIRE COMMUNITY SAFETY: 1) Interface (Urban–Rural Fringe) Bushfire Community Safety—John Handmer and Katharine Haynes; UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES: 2) Community Perceptions of Bushfire Risk—Alison Cottrell, Sally Bushnell, Margaret Spillman, Judy Newton, David Lowe and Luke Balcombe; 3) Resilience at the Urban Interface: The Community Fire Unit Approach—Tom Lowe; Katharine Haynes and Gerry Byrne; 4) The Concept of Local Knowledge in Rural Australian Fire Management—Jenny Indian; 5) Social Contexts of Responses to Bushfire Threat: A Case Study of the Wangary Fire—Helen Goodman and Mae Proudley; ASSISTING THE HOUSEHOLDER AND SMALL BUSINESS OPERATOR: 6) Prepare, Stay and Defend or Leave Early: Evidence for the Australian Approach—Amalie Tibitts; John Handmer, Katharine Haynes, Tom Lowe and Josh Whittaker; 7) Property Safety: Judging Structural Safety—Raphaele Blanchi and Justin Leonard; 8) Don’t Get Burnt By the Law: The Legal Implications of the ‘Prepare, Stay and Defend or Leave Early’ Policy—Elsie Loh; RISK PREVENTION AND COMMUNICATION: 9) Understanding and Preventing Bushfire Arson—Damon Muller and Colleen Bryant; 10) The Media and Fire Services: Dealing with Conflicting Agendas—Erez Cohen, Peter Hughes and Peter B. White; 11) Preparing for Bushfires: The Public Education Challenges Facing Fire Agencies—Douglas Paton and Lyndsey Wright; POLICY AND INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES: 12) Using Program Theory in Evaluating Bushfire Community Safety Programs—Alan Rhodes and John Gilbert; 13) What Should Community Safety Initiatives for Bushfire Achieve?—Gerald Elsworth, Karl Anthony-Harvey-Beavis and Alan Rhodes; 14) The Economics of Bushfire Management—Gaminda Ganewatta; 15) Save that Brigade! Recruiting and Retaining Fire Service Volunteers to Protect Your Community—Jim McLennan, Adrian Birch, Sean Cowlishaw and Joel Suss; THE FUTURE WITH A WARMER CLIMATE: 16) Climate Change and Community Bushfire Resilience—Karyn Bosomworth and John Handmer; References; Index.

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