Monday, January 18, 2016

Review of Australian Fire Alert System

In "Analysis: Fire alert system overhaul could boost awareness" Andrew O'Connor\ (ABC, 16 January 2016), wrote that current Australian bushfire alerts  "... make the task of quickly building accurate situational awareness difficult and vulnerable to misperception and misunderstanding". There is a very large body of research on communication of emergency public warnings (with about 7,000 papers in 2015). The advent of the Internet and the web has aided this, not only by providing another method of communicating warnings, but providing a new avenue for understanding how people understand messages.

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