Interpersonal communication is a form of communication used by an agency to maintain the objectives and functions of the agency. The BPBD of Padang City as one of the leading sectors for disaster management in its activities uses interpersonal communication as a way to realize the implementation of disaster risk reduction programs in order to increase community capacity. This study aims to determine how the processes, barriers and interpersonal communication models of the Padang City BPBD in reducing the risk of earthquake and tsunami disasters to improve the quality of the community, especially in the red zone by using the Symbolic Interaction theory by George Herbert Mead. This research was conducted using a descriptive-qualitative approach. The subjects of this study were selected by purposive sampling technique. Data collection was carried out by interviewing and observing the Padang City BPBD and communities who had received disaster mitigation socialization. The results of this study indicate that the BPBD of Padang City in disaster risk reduction undertakes structural and non-structural mitigation efforts in realizing a disaster-smart society. The BPBD of Padang City carries out disaster smart family activities aimed at creating smart communities in mitigation. In these activities using direct interpersonal communication. Barriers that occur during activities include low awareness of responsiveness in disaster mitigation and different levels of public education, making it difficult to be more open to new things. Keywords: Interpersonal Communication, BPBD, Mitigation
Atika, Atika (2019) KOMUNIKASI BADAN PENANGGULANGAN BENCANA DAERAH DALAM PENGURANGAN RESIKO BENCANA GEMPA BUMI DAN TSUNAMI DI KOTA PADANG (Studi Deskriptif Komunikasi Interpersonal pada Tahap Prabencana). Diploma thesis, Universitas Andalas.