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Schools in Fire Country

Project type

Core research

Project status

In progress

Schools in Fire Country will build on the findings from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC's Child-centred disaster risk reduction project to design, trial and evaluate a pilot community-centred, place-based participatory program and refine an approach for scaled implementation in high-risk locations across Victoria.

Project details

There is a nationwide gap in the design and delivery of a community-centred place-based participatory fire safety education program for students in upper primary school. The project focuses on building a sustainable model of program and delivery design that utilises the existing knowledge, experience and structures provided by CFA management, local brigades and school communities, as well as the broader emergency management sector, particularly Safer Together delivery partners such as the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).