OK, so we know we need to improve what we do, so I have placed some starters here for ideas, but we need more and we need debate on them as well, so I want them all. Nothing is off limits. here are some starters
1 Country areas to be classified based on the following categories.
1.2 Access restrictions such as dirt road, hills over a certain grade and distance from a main sealed road
1.3 Density of timber and types of scrub
What I am saying here is that a system for determining the general level of risk. Maybe grading them from 1 to 5.
2 What type of Building materials may NOT be used in certain areas, again, we base this on the grading level. This would be for external cladding and roof cladding, doors on the buildings outer and so forth. Maybe in high rick areas we have SOLID CORE doors and not hollow units. Maybe in HIGH risk areas, roller shutters are required, maybe we have sprinkler systems and back up power via generators
3 What type of training should people undergo and with what frequency
4 should bunkers be part of the equation.
5 Dependant on the classification level, do we allow in a level 5 area ( 5 is HIGH or Extreme), the clearing of trees to a distance no greater than 70 meters from the main dwelling.
6 Do we add to this shielding of water tanks or they be buried.
7 Should communities have a designated rally point in high risk areas and what base building and equipment should be available.
8 Do we look at a hard wired RF Receiver and speaker that activated by the CFA, this would be placed in HIGH and EXTREME risk areas.
9 I thought we had the capacity to blanket call via Telstra emergency warnings. Is this so, and was it used. Could messages and calls go to all phones operating from a certain cell or cells.
10 If you are forced to evacuate your property WHO is responsible for damage and looting whilst you are not there. Does insurance cover this?.