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Emergency Services ‘not prepared’ for fire season?

By Thumper - 11 September 2006 6

The Canberra Times is reporting that ‘ Canberra fire services are no better prepared for the new fire danger season than they were at the time of the 2003 bushfire disaster’

Predictably Emergency Services Minister Simon Corbell rejected the allegations.

So we are ready, or we are not?

Significantly, a source commented that ‘The operational arms of the emergency service organisation will battle through’, meaning that those troops on the ground at the pointy end will get the job done no matter what.

What’s Your opinion?


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6 Responses to
Emergency Services ‘not prepared’ for fire season?
seepi 6:03 pm 11 Sep 06

I’m sure the govt will soon issue an options paper. Or a committee or some such.

Mr Evil 2:51 pm 11 Sep 06

But Dunne made sure that the senior management had lovely new uniforms.

che 1:38 pm 11 Sep 06

does the “no matter what” include superiors who tell them to go to the wrong place or not to go anywhere at all?

VYBerlinaV8 1:04 pm 11 Sep 06

Indicative of a culture of mediocrity.

bonfire 12:26 pm 11 Sep 06

i still cant believe that the emergency services cant communicate with each other using the same comms system.

i have experience in the technical aspects of these systems.

you coudl go to the open market and secure the units required for all act emergency services, individual officers and comms centre – within 3-6 months.

the fact that this hasnt occurred is a disgrace.

but typical of the alp ‘government’.

Master_Bates 11:54 am 11 Sep 06

Yep,
Just checked – Insurance is current (Home and contents), Backups of all digital photos are at mother-in-laws house – care factor is therefore low.

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