Volume 24 Issue 1, 2009

How well prepared are Australian communities for natural disasters and fire emergencies?

Nick Nicolopoulos, Emily Hansen

Peer-reviewed Article

Archived Article


Results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics surveys on household and community preparedness for natural disasters and fire emergencies are presented within the context of published research into factors that influence preparedness. The results provide a better understanding of the characteristics of householders who prepare for natural disasters and fire emergencies, and how prepared householders are in the event of an emergency.