Bushfires

The Australian 2019/2020 bushfire season has been unprecedented in its intensity and geographical spread. Following the fires, Chris has (since early March) been working as a Bushfire Recovery Adviser (BRA) for a major church body operating across Victoria, this involving him visiting and supporting affected communities in the east of Victoria.  Follow the link below for Chris’ role as a BRA.

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In January 2020 Chris prepared an article on the 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.  This gives a good overview of the Emergency Response Stage of the bushfires; some comments on the recovery challenges throughout 2020, this complicated by COVID-19; and some thoughts on future Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) initiatives, these including some related to climate change.

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Based on his BRA work, Chris has prepared an article on training for bushfire-related field staff and volunteers, these people involved in recovery work within a COVID-19 context.

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This article is included in Module 1 of the Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) prpgram which runs from the 27th July through to the 8th November 2020.  Follow the links both to this PDRM.

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Finally, enclosed below are links to both a somewhat more comprehensive bushfire-related Bibliography, and separate Agency Directory.

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