Warnings are a critical component of emergency management, and the evolution of both policy and practice over recent years has highlighted the power of warnings to save lives and a need to learn more about why some warning strategies were more successful than others.
This video follows Cathy Buck, Disaster Management Coordinator at the Sunshine Coast Council in Queensland. Cathy explores the key research findings with Prof Vivienne Tippett and A/Prof Amisha Mehta from the Queensland University of Technology, and sees firsthand how the research has improved the warnings issued by from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services with Information and Warnings Manager Kath Ryan.
Interview with Professor Amisha Mehta: effective risk and warnings
Interview with Professor Vivienne Tippett: effective risk and warnings
Driving change: the evolution of communications and warnings in emergency preparedness, response and recovery
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research has released a documentary series that focuses on research related to warnings, public information campaigns and recovery. The documentary follows communications and engagement practitioners from different sectors as they meet the researchers and learn how they can apply this knowledge to their own work.