An unplanned, unwanted wildland fire including unauthorized human-caused fires, escaped wildland fire use events, escaped prescribed fire projects, and all other wildland fires where the objective is to put the fire out. source: GFMC
23 Nov 2015, Univ of Melbourne
'We need to make a cognitive shift and move from the expectation that emergency services are completely responsible for preparing for fires. Instead, we need to move to a position where the community is an active participant in making decisions about their safety and property' writes Doctoral Researcher, Graham Dwyer. 'There is a bigger responsibility that needs to be shared before the event, between communities, local and state governments and emergency services'...
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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