[LINK] Lost in the Blue Mountains: triple-0 operator 'uncaring'

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Fri Apr 17 13:15:58 AEST 2009

At 12:23 PM 17/04/2009, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>>How about EPRBs be mandatory at all nat'l/state parks?
>I sincerely hope not. This is the equivalent of mandating compulsory
>mobile phones for anyone who wanders outside of the range of a fixed
>line phone.

Note: I didn't say mandatory to carry them. I said that they were 
*at* the parks. That would then make them available instead of at 
outdoor stores or police stations away from where the devices are 
needed. Why not have them issued at the time of entry when you pay 
your fee? If the bushwalker doesn't want to carry it, no one can make 
them. But if they are new to the area, then it's a safety service on offer.

This idea of available at the point of able to action or respond came 
up in a meeting yesterday. If you don't have the alert/stop 
sign/light/epirb at the most likely point of need, you might as well 
not have them. It's the ignorant who need the extra prompt.


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