Bushfire survey

Research. Participants are needed to take part in an online survey of community bushfire preparation and response in Tasmania.

The research, undertaken by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre in partnership with CQUniversity, aims to improve community bushfire safety in Tasmania by collating the views and decisions of households living in areas at risk of bushfire.

Researcher Lisel O’Dwyer said when a bushfire occurs it is important to learn as much as possible from people’s experiences.

“This research will help the emergency services develop better ways to improve community safety for future bushfires,” Dr O’Dwyer said.

“It also addresses the role of pets and other animals in bushfire preparation.”

The survey is anonymous and will take between five and 15 minutes to complete. Parts of the survey are detailed with the option of saving and finalising the answers in separate sessions.

Tasmanian Fire Service and RSPCA are partners in the research.

The survey closes on Monday January 16 and can be accessed at www.bit.ly/TasFireSurvey.