[Updated 23 March with consolidated guidance on mitigating fire risk and managing fires]
The winter season brings increased risk of fire as the weather is dry and people use fires to stay warm. These communication products are designed to help agencies accurately and effectively communicate about fire risk and precautions; as well as explaining how people can take action if a fire breaks out in their area of the camp.
The tools are designed to be used with communities in outreach settings (through community mobilisers, info hubs, loudspeakers, etc). You can preview and download the different communication tools here:
- Factual audio package - 5'30" - Featuring Rohingya people talking about their fire-related concerns and an interview with the station officer from Cox's Bazar Fire Service & Civil Defence.
- Audio messages for use with hand mics / loudspeakers - Rohingya language messages covering fire risks and precautions; and information about what to do in the event of a fire.
- Three sets of flashcards on fire risks and precautions, with Bangla guide text for facilitators. Set 1 covers precautions to reduce fire risks. Set 2 provides advice about what to do in the event of a fire. Set 3 gives guidance on how to treat burns.
- Animation on fire risks and precautions.
[NEW] The Emergency Communication Taskforce of the CwC Working Group has created guidance explaining how to mitigate the risk of fire and manage fires. This is not a list of messages to be read aloud to the community: rather, communicators are encouraged to use this information to support their Communicating with Communities activities.
You may also be interested in Listen Again Programme 46. This is one of the regular radio programmes produced by Bangladesh Betar, designed to be used in listening groups. This particular programme focuses on fire safety, and includes a discussion guide for listener group facilitators
These materials are part of an ongoing series of multimedia outputs being produced by BBC Media Action to enhance the range and quality of tools available to information hubs, listener groups and other community-facing information services within the Rohingya emergency response. The work is being delivered in partnership with Action Against Hunger and IOM; and is funded by Global Affairs Canada, the UK Department for International Development and the US government's bureau of population, refugees and migration.
Audio messages have been funded by UNICEF.
Bangladesh Betar Listen Again programmes are produced with support from UNICEF and BBC Media Action.