Fire Service and University launch major incident communication study

File image A Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service vehicle in Nottingham © westbridgfordwire.com
File image A Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service vehicle in Nottingham © westbridgfordwire.com

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is taking part in a study to further understand more about how to communicate with the public during a major incident.

The research is being carried out by Nottingham Trent University, and will analyse how members of the public prefer to be communicated to and contacted in the event of an emergency.

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The study, titled Psychology Information Handling in Disaster Management, is aimed at members of the emergency services, students from NTU and community volunteers.

The Service’s participation in the study will help to identify how the levels of awareness, age, gender, and socio-economic status can impact on preferences in engaging with a fire related major incident.

Anyone taking part in the study will be asked some real-life examples of messages in these instances and what your thoughts and opinions on them.

If you would like to take part in the study, please click here.


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