The Role of Masyarakat Peduli Api (MPA) Communities in Forest and Land Fire Disaster Communication in Riau Province
Case Study in Siak District in 2019
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- Communication on Disasters, Forest Fires, Fire Concerned Community (MPA), Siak, Indonesia
Disasters occur unexpectedly, with varying severity, posing major challenges for effective information exchange and coordination. Forest and land fires are part of natural disasters that cause huge losses to both health and the economy. Forest fires in Siak Regency, Riau Indonesia continue every year. To save many victims, it requires cooperation between the government and the role of the community. This study aims to determine the role of Masyarakat Peduli Api (MPA) in Disaster Communication in Siak Regency, Riau. Indonesia.This study used a qualitative descriptive method and conducted in-depth interviews with the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) and Masyarakat Peduli Api (MPA) Community. The results showed that the role of Masyarakat Peduli Api Community was one of the supporting factors in the successful communication of forest and land fire disaster management in reducing the number of casualties. The role of the Masyarakat Peduli Api (MPA) is (1) Providing information regarding the location of the incident, (2) Disseminating information to village communities regarding forest fire disaster mitigation (prevention) and the impact of forest fires, (3) Conducting counselling, training and simulations forest fire disasters to the community with BPBD related to disaster mitigation and the introduction of the use of fire fighting equipment. Thus the Masyarakat Peduli Api (MPA) has an important role in disaster communication to the community and can minimize the loss of casualties and material and immaterial losses as a result of the forest fires that occur.
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TY - CONF AU - Adhianty Nurjanah AU - Sakir AU - Aswad Ishak PY - 2021 DA - 2021/01/21 TI - The Role of Masyarakat Peduli Api (MPA) Communities in Forest and Land Fire Disaster Communication in Riau Province BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2020–Social, Humanity, and Education (ICoSIHESS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 203 EP - 210 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.125 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210120.125 ID - Nurjanah2021 ER -