Tips for other communities

In most disasters and emergencies now, community-run Facebook groups and pages appear. These are designed to fulfill a need for both information and connection in communities, but as this research project has shown, can also build resilience. The Blue Mountains Firewatch and Recovery group has been running for over four years, and has learnt some lessons in how to create a sustainable, functional group that serves the community well. These tips come from the volunteer admin group and the BMFR group members.