Fire is a natural process and as such, humans have been living with fire for a long time. However, recent wildfires in traditionally fire prone areas of Southern Europe have shown that fire behaviour has changed beyond what is currently understood. This shows the need for a better approach to prevention and adaptation. In Northwest Europe, traditionally seen as less fire prone, people on the ground are seeing the increased dangers of fire to their communities; yet awareness of their institutions and populations remains low.
Raise society’s resilience (citizens and industry) by communicating and/or instructing how to be well-prepared for a crisis and how to behave when a crisis event occurs.
The programs should focus on the direct meeting of rescuers with residents to address fire safety issues within their homes with a proactive approach to help prevent fires and damage to people and property related to fires.
To be able to reach the community involvement we should develop public self-protection to minimize responders’ exposure, involving communities in preparing population for the worst scenario before it happens, for low frequency high impact situations. It is important to foster a cultural change in risk while increasing tolerance and resilience to it.
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|Conceptual compilation of the results collected in 2018 2019 during Fire-in workshops about Community involvement|
|High Flow of Responders in Hostile Environment||High Impact, Low Frequency Emergencies||Multi-agency / Multi leadership Environment||High Level of Uncertainty|
|Develop public self-protection to minimize responders’ exposure.||Involve communities in preparing population for the worst scenario before it happens, for low frequency, high impact.||Cultural change in risk tolerance and resilience.|
1. Change of paradigma:
b. Educate kids and the young ones.
c. Explain clearly that responders cannot protect everybody in case of major incident. Self-protection and prevention are keys.
3. Emergency messages:
- Communication campaigns targeted to specific communities.
- Multi-language apps, with standardized symbology.
- Community’s lessons learnt by past disasters, collective memory, community’s values.
b. Manage and involve mass media. Perform training on means formass information.
c. Massive alerts to population.
b. Identify key stakeholders and increase their understanding:- those with power to create opinion- those that take key decisions
|1. Emergency messages:|
Unify messages (of alert)directed towards public,between agencies, regionsand countries
1. Change of culture:
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