RISKS TO LIFE WITHOUT A WATER BORNE EVACUATION OPTION FOR COVE RESIDENTS?garysylvaney@te...Fri, 13/03/2015 - 1:49pm
Recent statements by Senior Fire Authorities have expressed a negative view on the value of a water born escape facility for Cove residents (a Jetty) in the event of a serious bush fire threatening the residential areas.
As I understand the reasons given, they seem to revolve around these issues:
1).A Jetty, enabling water evacuation by marine craft (ferry,marine rescue, police or private vessels) would create a false sense of security for residents resulting in their delaying evacuation via our single road.
2).Burning ember risks to craft/ residents.Read more