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Mawson childcare incident

By johnboy - 20 December 2013 33

ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene the Jenny Wren Childcare Centre, 18 Enderby Street, Mawson.

Firefighters were called to the centre following a power failure.

Due to the heat, 92 children have remained inside the building with crews monitoring their safety.

ACTEW is working to restore power.

ACT Fire & Rescue has two units on scene and a commander.

The Emergency Triple Zero Call (000) was made at 11:32.

12:13 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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Mawson childcare incident
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RandomPoster 1:05 pm
20 Dec 13
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So what would have happened on a hot day before there was air conditioning?

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davo101 1:15 pm
20 Dec 13
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RandomPoster said :

So what would have happened on a hot day before there was air conditioning?

Buildings would be designed for natural ventilation.

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Pork Hunt 1:19 pm
20 Dec 13
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RandomPoster said :

So what would have happened on a hot day before there was air conditioning?

They would have been given a tsp of cement …

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Solidarity 1:35 pm
20 Dec 13
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RandomPoster said :

So what would have happened on a hot day before there was air conditioning?

There weren’t childcare centers back then, Dad worked, Mum looked after the kids.

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thatsnotme 1:54 pm
20 Dec 13
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RandomPoster said :

So what would have happened on a hot day before there was air conditioning?

Fans? Which also require electricity to operate. I don’t think the problem here is that the air con has gone out – more that any form of cooling is unavailable (and redesigning the building to use modern passive cooling methods isn’t entirely practicable).

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Sandman 3:06 pm
20 Dec 13
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RandomPoster said :

So what would have happened on a hot day before there was air conditioning?

We wouldn’t be paying $92 a day and less likely to sue if little Timmy’s cheeks got red.

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m_ratt 3:13 pm
20 Dec 13
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“evacuation”?

“92 children have remained inside the building with crews monitoring their safety”…..

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bigfeet 4:08 pm
20 Dec 13
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Are the fire crews there to turn their hoses on the kids if they get too hot?

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wildturkeycanoe 4:42 pm
20 Dec 13
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Open up the hoses and wash all the kiddie germs out of the center, then let it dry over the Christmas break. Imagine the wild water slide they could improvise with some tarps and high pressure water. Best way to spend the last day of school!

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troll-sniffer 4:54 pm
20 Dec 13
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Went past a child care centre somewhere in the inner north today, and bless my soul if the littl’uns didn’t have a garden sprinkler on under the awning and were busy spraying each other,. Aaaah the rarity of lateral thinking will be society’s eventual undoing.

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Deref 5:44 pm
20 Dec 13
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Pork Hunt said :

RandomPoster said :

So what would have happened on a hot day before there was air conditioning?

They would have been given a tsp of cement …

ROTFLMAO. Seriously.

WIN

12
astrojax 6:39 pm
20 Dec 13
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92 children remained indoors. 11 trouble makers were made to stand outside…

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Thumper 7:28 pm
20 Dec 13
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This is a joke right?

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schmeah 7:35 pm
20 Dec 13
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Hope parents get some kind of refund for the inconvenience. Paying $100 or so bucks so that Susie and friends have to sweat it out. Rort.

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agent_clone 8:32 pm
20 Dec 13
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RandomPoster said :

So what would have happened on a hot day before there was air conditioning?

The child care centres back then were orphanages and well I’m sure you know about their reputations right? Otherwise the family would have had a nanny. And prior to A/C being common whirly birds (fans) were used.

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