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Support for Communities

Community led bushfire recovery Community members often become first responders during an emergency and take actions to save their neighbours and families. An effective community-led recovery is one that encourages …

Support for Individuals

Safety and security In the aftermath of a bushfire disaster, providing safety and security helps to support and reassure individuals and families. Maintaining safe working conditions for vulnerable people can …

Accessing support

Accessing support for families and Individuals. In Australia, the National Bushfire Recovery Agency offers support for individuals and families affected by bushfires by providing support through: Disaster recovery payment Disaster …

Disaster Relief vs Disaster Recovery

The difference between disaster relief and recovery can broadly be defined based upon timeframes. Relief is immediate support provided to minimise suffering and provide basic human needs such as food, …

Essential Toolkit for Resilience Part 2

6) Strengthening institutions Everyone should know their role and responsibility if a bushfire were to happen. This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube. 7) Strengthening the capacity of society …

Essential Toolkit for Resilience Part 1

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) has developed a ten step system which acts as a checklist for making sure communities, cities and societies are able to …

What is Bushfire Resilience?

So, what is Bushfire Resilience? The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction defines resilience as the ability of community or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, adapt, transform …

Community Management

Community protection plans An understanding of bushfire risks is crucial for communities to better prepare and is essential for resilience to bushfires. Community Protection plans provide information that can help …

What’s next?

Well done on reaching the end of the course, are you feeling inspired to continue your studies into disaster management? If you don’t want the learning to stop now you …

Fuel, Landscape and Community Management

Fuel management Fuel management can provide useful protection to settlements and assets exposed to bushfires. Effective management of bushfire fuel can assist individuals and communities in the reduction of the …

Communications, Water and Housing.

Community communications management Managing and improving communication strategies and equipment during the recovery phase for affected communities helps authorities to quickly provide effective communication channels when they are needed in …

Physical Coping Strategies

When you think of coping strategies, you may assume we’re going to look at therapy, medications or other mental health coping strategies. In the context of bushfires we look instead …