Bushfires

The Australian 2019/2020 bushfire season has been unprecedented in its intensity and geographical spread. Chris is an experienced humanitarian practitioner, who has experience in bushfire recovery related work.  Note his relevant profile below:

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He also is currently in discussion with a number of potential clients which are actively involved in bushfire recovery initiatives.  Chris has prepared a 1.5 day workshop, which both focuses on the 2019/2020 bushfires, and also draws lessons from the past.  Contact him at pipercm@iprimus.com.au if you’d like a copy of this training program.

In January 2020, Chris completed an article on bushfires for the March 2020 edition of the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria’s (GTAV) quarterly ‘Interaction’ magazine.  This includes some suggested Classroom Activities for Secondary level students.  Read a copy of this article below.

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If educators wish to have jpeg copies of the GTAV branded Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) diagrams for use with students, they should contact the GTAV Director of Projects, Mz Judy Mraz,  at dp@gtav.asn.au.  Note these diagrams are TorqAid copyright, but can be used freely by schools and other educational establishments.

Complementary to this article are extended versions of a bushfire-related Bibliography and Agency Directory. Follow the links below for these.

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Finally, Chris also has recently prepared a report on use of volunteers in the 2009-2011 Victorian bushfires and floods.   Contact him at pipercm@iprimus.com.au if you’d like a copy of this.

Finally (!!), there are a couple of other related articles which might be of interest to educators and DRM practitioners, namely the TorqAid DRM Diagrammatic Framework, and TorqAid Toolkit.  These can be accessed in the following links:

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