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Crisis Communication

This subtopic contains publications covering the kinds of communications that people need in stressful situations, such as hurricanes, floods, or fire. It focuses on what type of information is most helpful to the public and it gives suggestions on how the public should respond to crisis events.

Upcoming Events

None.

Past Events

Webinars/Videos

Who's to blame? Fire management in mixed-ownership landscapes
Jan 12, 2017
Christopher J. Dunn, David E. Calkin, Harold S. Zald, Matthew P. Thompson
WUI fire: managing the response
Feb 23, 2012
Dan Turner
Dude Fire Staff Ride
May 9, 2010

Research Briefs

2018 Wildland fire radio communication -common myths and best practices
Anne E. Black, Rebekah L. Fox, Elena Gabor, David Thomas, Jennifer Ziegler

Syntheses

2017 Effectiveness of public health messaging and communication channels during smoke events: a rapid systematic review
Jennifer A. Fish, Micah D. J. Peters, Imogen Ramsey, Greg Sharplin, Nadia Corsini, Marion Eckert

Publications/Reports

2020 Living in a wildfire: the relationship between crisis management and community resilience in a tourism-based destination
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Elizabeth A. Cartier, Lorraine L. Taylor
2017 Effectiveness of public health messaging and communication channels during smoke events: a rapid systematic review
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Jennifer A. Fish, Micah D. J. Peters, Imogen Ramsey, Greg Sharplin, Nadia Corsini, Marion Eckert
2017 Social media approaches to modeling wildfire smoke dispersion: spatiotemporal and social scientific investigations
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sonya Sachdeva, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Dexter Locke
2017 Should I stay or should I go now? Or should I wait and see? Influences on wildfire evacuation decisions
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sarah M. McCaffrey, Robyn S. Wilson, Avishek Konar
2016 Communication under fire: communication efficacy during wildfire incidents
Technical Report or White Paper
Northwest Fire Science Consortium
2015 What information do people use, trust, and find useful during a disaster? Evidence from five large wildfires
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Toddi A. Steelman, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Anne-Lise Knox Velez, Jason Alexander Briefel
2015 Re-envisioning community-wildfire relations in the U.S. West as adaptive governance
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jesse Abrams, Melanie Knapp, Travis B. Paveglio, Autumn Ellison, Cassandra Moseley, Max W. Nielsen-Pincus, Matthew S. Carroll
2014 Communicating about smoke from wildland fire: challenges and opportunities for managers
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Christine Olsen, Danielle K. Mazzotta, Eric Toman, A. Paige Fischer
2013 Best practices in risk and crisis communication: implications for natural hazards management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Toddi A. Steelman, Sarah M. McCaffrey
2010 Alternatives to evacuation during wildland fire: exploring adaptive capacity in one Idaho community
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Travis B. Paveglio, Matthew S. Carroll, Pamela J. Jakes
2007 Managing the unexpected: resilient performance in an age of uncertainty
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Karl E. Weick, Kathleen Sutcliffe
2005 Shared mindfulness in cockpit crisis situations
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Janice L. Krieger
2002 Inviting disaster: lessons from the edge of technology
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
James R. Chiles
1999 Dialogue and the art of thinking together
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
William Isaacs
1999 Risk management for ecological stewardship
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
D.A. Cleaves, R. W. Haynes
1997 Man-made disasters
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Barry A. Turner, Nick F. Pidgeon
1994 Causes of disaster: sloppy management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Barry Turner
1993 Preventing chaos in a crisis: strategies for prevention, control and damage limitation
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Patrick Lagadec
1993 Organizational communication imperatives: lessons of the space program
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Phillip K. Tompkins
1993 The textual approach: risk and blame in disaster sensemaking
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Robert P. Gephart Jr.
1990 Military misfortunes: the anatomy of failure in war
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Eliot A. Cohen, John Gooch
1972 Victims of groupthink: a psychological study of foreign-policy decisions and fiascoes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Irving L. Janis