Bushfires: Response, Relief and Resilience

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Provider University of Newcastle
Platform Coursera
Weeks 3
Hours 3


Ever wondered how people prepare for, respond to and recover from wildfire natural disasters? This Nature and Environment course helps the participants to understand more about fire disasters, causes, hazards, propensity to spread, impacts, mitigation, seeking help, and long term recovery.

This course is significant for individuals and members of the public interested in gaining knowledge about reducing their vulnerability to bushfires, effective coping strategies in the aftermath of a bushfire event and building resilience in the face of future disasters; those who work within local and federal governments; health practictioners and other support personnel.

Participants will learn how to identify drivers of bushfire risks; assess the various mechanisms through which bushfires attack; explore the impact of bushfires from multiple perspectives; explore essentials for bushfire resilience and benefits of community-led bushfire recovery; identify coping strategies for affected people and effective coping strategies. All instructions are given in English.

This course developed by The University of Newcastle Australia, and The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), is such that everyone who joins gets a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free (unlimited access to this course including any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, as well as a PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible).

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