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dc.contributor.author Kulig, Judith Celene
dc.contributor.author Edge, Dana
dc.contributor.author Reimer, William
dc.contributor.author Townshend, Ivan
dc.contributor.author Lightfoot, Nancy
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-21T18:10:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-21T18:10:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Kulig, J., Edge, D., Reimer, W., Townshend, I., & Lightfoot, N. (2009). Levels of Risk: Perspectives of the Lost Creek Fire. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 24(2), 33-39. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1266
dc.description.abstract Risk has been considered as the probability of experiencing adverse events. Understanding risk and vulnerability is essential to disaster management and recovery. Through qualitative interviews in a community that experienced a wildfire, ‘at-risk’ and ‘feeling at-risk’ themes were identified for both the individuals and community in this study. Internal and external circumstances along with varying levels of dependence influenced the reports of risk. Individual and community risk during a major wildfire is discussed in order to explain links to community resiliency. Such understandings can aid in the development of appropriate measures to reduce short- and long-term impacts from natural disasters. en
dc.description.sponsorship A special thank you to Cate Moore, Manager of Publications, Australian Emergency Management Institute, for allowing permission to post this article en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Australian Journal of Emergency Management en
dc.subject levels of risk en
dc.subject Lost Creek en
dc.subject resiliency en
dc.subject disaster management en
dc.title Levels of risk: Perspectives of the Lost Creek fire en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.department Department of Nursing en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en

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