Monday, August 08, 2005

Opposition calls for simple evacuation procedure

The ACT Opposition (Australia) says an alert and evacuation strategy for Civic in the event of terrorist attack needs to be kept low tech. The Government is seting up an evacuation strategy for Canberra based on the plan for Sydney, which uses email and SMS phone texting to notify building managers of the danger.
Opposition emergency services spokesman Steve Pratt says phone lines are vulnerable to attack while mobile phone signals can set off explosives.

What you can have is you can have a community siren system. You have already educated, you have rehearsed different sections of the city on how and where they evacuate to and you simply run alarm systems,
Mr Pratt said.
[Via Abc News]


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