Communicating bushfire risk in the Blue Mountains

Dr Rosalie Chapple, Dr Ilse Blignault and Anne Fitzgerald are the authors of Communicating bushfire risk in the Blue Mountains: a case study of the Fire Stories film, published recently in the Australian Journal of Emergency Management. Their article examines the documentary film, Fire Stories – A Lesson in Time, which was locally produced to raise awareness of bushfire risk and which helped build community resilience. Fire Stories was released in 2013, just months before devastating fires again struck the Blue Mountains. This evaluation by Dr Chapple, Dr Blignault and Ms Fitzgerald highlights the need for alternative, community-based approaches to bushfire safety. Read the article here (pdf).