NIST is performing a study of emergency communications and evacuation in the 2016 Chimney Tops 2 Fire. The objective is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of emergency communications and public response during the 2016 Chimney Tops 2 Fire. To meet this objective, NIST is asking those who lived (or currently live) in the area affected by the 2016 fire to fill out a survey. The 'area affected by the 2016 fire' refers to areas where the fire spread and/or areas that were evacuated. The survey will be distributed in one of the following ways:
The survey will ask about previous wildfire experience, preparedness, alerts and warnings (communication) during the incident, thoughts and perspectives about the communication, and evacuation decisions and behaviors.
Please consider taking this survey! The findings from this work will lead to “Lessons Learned” and guidance for communities planning and preparing for wildfire events.
Thank you for your participation!