New South Wales Fire Brigade - Australian Natural Disasters Impacts Framework Project
Purpose of the Directory
The Directory was developed to assist Emergency management organisations survey households, to better understand Australia's household preparedness for Fire and Natural Disaster Emergencies. For the purpose of this Directory, household preparedness refers to the measures that households have taken to ensure that they are capable of responding to and coping with the effects of a natural disaster or structural fire, and what resources and services they have used to be prepared for a natural disaster. Natural Disasters in scope for this Directory are those disasters included in the Commonwealth Government Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement definition: bushfire; earthquake; flood; storm; cyclone; storm surge; landslide; tsunami; meteorite strike; and tornado.
The Directory will provide the means by which agencies can collect up-to date, comprehensive and coherent information on household preparedness. These surveys will therefore become the vehicle to collect information for assessing household preparedness for fire and natural disaster emergencies with a view to improving community safety.
Use of the Directory - Who will use this product?
The Directory is intended for use by those organisations that plan to collect data relating to emergency management. The Directory is designed as a set of data items and questions modules which can then be selected and potentially be put together as a questionnaire. However where data items are dependent there is a need to ask these as a question module or a series of questions. The suggested question modules have not been field tested in all cases, and advice from an expert should be sought before using these data items in a questionnaire.