Concern people without latest technology will miss fire warnings

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Sally SaraABC
Ashley HallABC
Peter JohnsonARUP
Katina MichaelUniversity of Wollongong

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Ashley Hall reported this story on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 18:34:00


But what if the website goes down in the way Victoria's Country Fire Authority website crashed as fires raged a few weeks ago? What about those people who don't own the latest technology? And what happens when the power goes out?

KATINA MICHAEL: Well there's no television, there isn't ability to access the internet potentially.

ASHLEY HALL: Professor Katina Michael is Associate Professor at the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong.

KATINA MICHAEL: I would suggest a long lasting powered radio because we don't want is we don't want when the lights go out, or the power goes out, we don't want chaos.

SALLY SARA: That's Professor Katina Michael of the University of Wollongong, ending that report from Ashley Hall.

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Sally Sara, Ashley Hall, Peter Johnson, and Katina Michael. "Concern people without latest technology will miss fire warnings" ABC Radio: PM with Mark Colvin Jan. 2013.
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