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Protective Decision-Making in Bushfire Part 1: A Rapid Systematic Review of the ‘Wait and See’ Literature

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Strahan Research, Level 3, 157 Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Country Fire Authority, 8 Lakeside Drive, East Burwood, VIC 3151, Australia
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Received: 26 December 2020 / Revised: 23 January 2021 / Accepted: 26 January 2021 / Published: 1 February 2021
Delaying protective action decision making in wildfire is inconsistent with fire authorities’ advice and is associated with fatalities. A comprehensive understanding of why at-risk residents wait and see whether they will evacuate from a wildfire or remain to shelter or defend can better inform wildfire safety policy and practice. This systematic review reports the findings of 40 papers selected from 255 identified through a search of papers in Scopus, Science Direct and Google Scholar published between 1995 and December 2020 in English. This review establishes the extent of wait and see behaviour; grounds for concern for such behaviour; reasons protective action is delayed; the influence of information and warnings; relevance of gender and other characteristics; delay by those who defend their property; and policy implications. This review also details 11 seminal studies that capture much of the evidence on the delay of protective action in wildfire. View Full-Text
Keywords: wildfire; bushfire; systematic review; ‘wait and see’; delay; evacuation; protective action; decision making; policy wildfire; bushfire; systematic review; ‘wait and see’; delay; evacuation; protective action; decision making; policy
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Strahan, K.; Gilbert, J. Protective Decision-Making in Bushfire Part 1: A Rapid Systematic Review of the ‘Wait and See’ Literature. Fire 2021, 4, 4. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/fire4010004

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Strahan K, Gilbert J. Protective Decision-Making in Bushfire Part 1: A Rapid Systematic Review of the ‘Wait and See’ Literature. Fire. 2021; 4(1):4. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/fire4010004

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Strahan, Kenneth, and John Gilbert. 2021. "Protective Decision-Making in Bushfire Part 1: A Rapid Systematic Review of the ‘Wait and See’ Literature" Fire 4, no. 1: 4. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/fire4010004

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