Community Based Emergency Management Portal

Heatwave Resilience Story

North Melbourne Heatwave Stories from the 1930s and 1950s

Couples' Bushfire Survival Planning

Prof Jim McLennan Mary Cadeddu

Lake Clifton Resource

Evidence from several sources indicates that during the 2009 Victorian bushfires (Black Saturday), many couples did not have a bushfire plan, others failed to execute their plans and some members of couples perished. Whilst there were many cases of successful couple decision-making, there were also apparent failures of survival-related couple decision-making. In this study, transcripts of 29 interviews with members of different households conducted following the Lake Clifton bushfire (WA, 10 January 2011) were analysed to examine couples’ long term bushfire planning and preparation. Findings indicate mostly moderate levels of concern by couples about bushfire risk. Long-term preparation was mostly focused narrowly on protection of the house, with less attention given to the likely needs of children, pets, important records, and other valuables. Husbands mainly managed home protection bushfire preparation. The majority of those interviewed said that if they were

Anglesea Survive and Thrive Program

Anglesea Primary School Anglesea CFA Brigade

Anglesea Resource

Video of Anglesea Primary School - Survive and Thrive Program

Kathmandu Earthquake Resource

Community Based Earthquake Preparedness in Nepal


The local Harrietville pilot provided the opportunity to work with key representatives from the community and organisations whilst drawing from research, recommendations and inspiration from a range of projects from within and outside the sector.

A locally tailored and facilitated approach founded on a philosophy of established community development principles including; local ownership, recognition of local life ways, values or culture and recognition of local knowledge in developing any effective local plans and activities was developed.

Website North Melbourne All Community Resilience Preparedness Climate Change Community Connections Resource

Refuge explores the role of artists and cultural institutions in times of climate catastrophe. Each year until 2020, we’re bringing together emergency management, artists and local and regional communities to prepare Arts House as a relief centre for 24 hours, in an imagined climate disaster.

Website Lismore Flood Storm Resource

Lismore Community Recovery Planning

Website Sonoma Bushfire/ Grassfire Heatwave Drought Community Resilience Preparedness Climate Change Community Connections Resource

Sonoma County Community Recovery Planning

Evaluation of Survive and Thrive

Briony Towers, Sophie Perillo and Kevin Ronan

Report Anglesea Strathewen Resource

The Survive and Thrive pilot program is an intensive two year bushfire education program for primary school students in Grade 5/6. It is delivered through a community-based partnership between local CFA brigades and local primary schools. To date, the program has been delivered in the localities of Anglesea and Strathewen. In Anglesea, the partnership between Anglesea CFA and Anglesea Primary School was established in 2013 and the program has been running for four years. In Strathewen, the partnership between Strathewen Primary School and Arthurs Creek Fire Brigade was established in 2016 and the program has been running for 18 months.

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