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Online Course

Bushfires: Response, Relief and Resilience

University of Newcastle via FutureLearn

Overview

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The increasing impact of climate change is exacerbating the risk factors of natural disasters such as bushfires/wildfires, therefore individuals and organisations must learn to respond to emergencies, survive and recover from humanitarian crises that are beyond their current expertise.

Challenges and lessons learned from disaster recovery globally suggest that there is a need for individuals and community leaders to understand more about fire disasters. The causes, mitigation, seeking help and longer term recovery. By the end of this course, you will gain knowledge on bushfire hazards and causes, propensity to spread, impacts and what we can do to recover quickly.

This course is significant for individuals and the public interested in gaining knowledge about reducing their vulnerability to bushfires, effective coping strategies in the aftermath of a bushfire event and building resilience in the face of future disasters.

The course is relevant for individuals and communities looking at gaining understanding on bushfire risk reduction and resilience.

Taught by

Daniel Hope

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