Volume 23 Issue 1, 2008

Glimpses of ‘community’ through the lens of a small fire event

Helen Goodman, John Gawen

Peer-reviewed Article

Archived Article


In eliciting feedback from household members affected by ember attack in an urban interface fire, researchers found evidence of latent and actual strengths at the individual, household and community levels. How the emergency services acknowledge and work with these strengths across Australia’s varied community landscape provides both ongoing challenges and opportunities for increasing community safety.