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Communication under fire: communication efficacy during wildfire incidents

Author(s): Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Year Published: 2016

In this study, researchers analyzed the influence of pre-incident familiarity, stakeholder affiliation, and primary wildfire response/functional role on communication frequency and efficacy during three western U.S. wildfires ignited on U.S. Forest Service land. All fires occurred in wildland/urban interface areas, and involved a range of parties including Type 1 Incident Management Team response teams, local forest leaders, and responding agencies.

Citation: Northwest Fire Science Consortium. 2016. Communication under fire: communication efficacy during wildfire incidents. Research Brief 7. 2p.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Crisis Communication, Public Perspectives of Fire Management
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 14170
Record updated: Dec 19, 2017