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Title

Exploring influences on intended evacuation behaviors during wildfire: what roles for pre-fire actions and event-based cues?
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Catrin M. Edgeley; Travis B. Paveglio
Publication Year: 2019

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Keyword(s):
  • evacuation
  • fire management
  • Idaho
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Record Last Modified: August 21, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58122

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.

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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.