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Exploring influences on intended evacuation behaviors during wildfire: what roles for pre-fire actions and event-based cues?

Author(s): Catrin Edgeley, Travis B. Paveglio
Year Published: 2019
Description:

Fire management professionals across multiple countries advocate evacuation as the safest action residents can take when threatened by a wildfire. However, existing research notes that while some residents may opt to evacuate to a safer place, others may choose alternatives to evacuation, including staying and actively defending their property from fire or passively sheltering in place inside a structure or open area. Residents living in fore-prone landscapes often indicate that they have given thought to their intended actions during wildfire and demonstrate preferences for some actions over others depending on the context of the particular fire event and its associated risk.

Citation: Edgeley, Catrin M.; Paveglio, Travis B. 2019. Exploring influences on intended evacuation behaviors during wildfire: what roles for pre-fire actions and event-based cues? International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 37:101182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101182
Topic(s): Risk, Operational, Wildland Urban Interface, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 19902
FRAMES RCS number: 58122
Record updated: Aug 27, 2019