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6) Strengthening institutions

Everyone should know their role and responsibility if a bushfire were to happen.

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7) Strengthening the capacity of society

Education for students as well as the support of community groups in at risk areas helps people to better understand bushfires and feel more connected.

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8) Resilient infrastructure

Do communities in at risk areas have enough hospital beds, burns care supplies, fire hoses? These are all vital when a bushfire hits

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9) Effective disaster response

This involves making sure that communities, firefighting organisations and others are prepared should a disaster strike. This means keeping up training and increasing the number of volunteer firefighters available to assist.

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10) Planning for recovery

Along with an effective response our communities and governments should be planning recovery before a bushfire even strikes. This includes researching better methods for building fire-resistant housing and stockpiling items like emergency beds which might be needed in an evacuation.

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Bushfires: Response, Relief and Resilience

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