Homeowner Preparedness in the WUI

February 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Homeowner Preparedness in the WUI: What Motivates Action?

A free one hour webinar from the Ohio State University, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET


Claire Rapp, Graduate Fellow, Ohio State University


Webinar Description: A significant amount of research has examined what motivates people living in the WUI to mitigate their wildfire risk, but drawing over-arching conclusions is difficult given the myriad of ways researchers have conceptualized and operationalized preparedness. This webinar examines how researchers have measured wildfire preparedness in the literature, and how operationalization of preparedness influences subsequent analyses and interpretations of preparedness. Results reveal more nuanced relationships between demographic factors and preparedness than previous research suggests, and underscore the importance of non-fire motivations for completing risk-mitigating activities. Research discussed will includes studies of the Southeastern U.S. A Q/A session will follow the webinar.

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Event Registration: Pre-registration for the webinar is required, http://ow.ly/dTrv30nx94B. Once registered, participants will receive an Eventbrite Ticket email containing the Zoom webinar link.  On the day of the webinar, click the link to join the meeting.


Webinar Requirements: A reliable internet connection and speakers / headphones are required to participate.  Webinar audio will be broadcast directly to your computer and may be available via a call-in number.  See registration email for more details. Webinar participants do not need a microphone or video camera. See the Zoom Help page for more information about the Zoom webinar platform requirements (https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us).


Webinar Recording: If you can't make the webinar, look for the recording to be posted on the Southern Fire Exchange YouTube Webinar Archive.


Contact Us: If you have questions about this webinar, contact the Southern Fire Exchange (contactus@southernfireexchange.org).