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heatwave weekend 10-Jan-2010 At 8:09:39 PM jacq

>This is just another normal summer run of hot days.
>Last year we had 8 days in a row like this and the nanny did nothing,
>this year we have 2 and they panic for the 3rd.

This is new since the Black Saturday fires - if they had similar safety processes in place last year then many lives would have been saved. As a CFA volunteer and ex-SES volunteer we always kept in mind that you have to "plan for the worst and hope for the best". The people working on the post - Black Saturday bushfire warning systems are trying to keep people safe - it's not a conspiracy. In emergency conditions people panic and it is incredibly difficult to conduct organised evacuations when this happens. Especially if they are on foot in remote parts of the bush.

So it's best to help yourself and others when these situations arise - getting cynical and paranoid about a "nanny" state isn't helpful. How these "catastrophic" fire days go is being monitored of course and any feedback would be useful to those trying to protect the community.

I'm sure those involved in the Black Saturday fires last year feel that anything we can do to reduce the risk in these increasingly common extreme weather days is well worth the effort.

Really - "the nanny state" is made of normal people who care very much about what they do and they are only trying to avoid the sort of thing that happened last year - it was truly horrific.

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