Disaster communication

Alternate Term Label:
Bushfire communication
Tsunami warning system
NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

Issues paper: firefighting and emergency services personnel and equipment

This paper provides a brief overview of some of the issues that affect firefighters and other emergency service providers, and poses a number of questions concerning how they are recruited, trained and supported; how their equipment is managed; how they communicate during an emergency; and...
Working paper

The social and political effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji: recent research perspectives

This research brief summarises three recent publications that analyse some of the social and political effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji.
Report

Gippsland strategic bushfire management planning: proposed fuel management strategy

This report provides a summary of the community feedback received during the Gippsland Strategic Bushfire Management Phase 3 Engage Victoria consultation.
Guide

Public information and warnings

In an emergency, the provision of public information and warnings plays a significant role in making people and communities safer. Timely, targeted and tailored information and warnings empower people to make informed decisions, to take protective action, and to reduce the potential impacts and consequences...
Journal article

Social media and disaster communication: a case study of Cyclone Winston

This article presents an analysis of how social media was used during Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest recorded tropical storm that left a wake of destruction and devastation in Fiji during February 2016. Social media is increasingly being used in crises and disasters as an...
Discussion paper

Senior leadership in times of crisis

The Noetic Group undertook a range of lessons learnt studies and post activity reviews of disasters, incidents and crises over the past decade.
Report

Tsunami risk: do we learn our way forward, or repeat the mistakes of the past?

New Zealand has just had a ‘near miss’ with tsunami risk – for the second time in the last three months. An earlier NZIER Insight (no. 63) covered how a tsunami warning was issued 1 hour 20 minutes after the earthquake centred offshore from Te...
Conference paper

FireWatch: Community Engagement and the Communication of Bushfire Information

Successive bushfire inquiries in Australia have called for authorities to more effectively harness and disseminate bushfire information. Recommendations from these inquiries suggest a new approach to bushfires involving greater co-ordination, in which home dwellers, emergency fire services and government work more closely together and acknowledge...
Discussion paper

Crises, disasters and politics: walking the tightrope

This short discussion paper is based on collaborative and ongoing research into crisis and disaster management and its intersection with the role of politicians in communicating with various publics before, during and after crises and disasters.