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ABC News: SMS bushfire warnings to be trialed (17 December 2009)

The following article has been reproduced from ABC Online: SMS bushfire warnings to be trialed The ACT Government will trial the new national telephone bushfire warning system on Thursday. Phone and text messages will be sent to people who live in Turner, O’Connor, Lyneham, Hall and Hume. Emergency Services Minister Simon Corbell says if the test goes well the system will be activated soon after. “This is an important capability for our emergency services,” he said. “It’s not a silver bullet, it’s not the only way emergency warnings will be sent to people in the event of an emergency but

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ACTPLA: Decorative Lighting Warning (Christmas/Festive Period)

ACTPLA is reminding the community to take care when installing and using outdoor lights and other decorative lighting. ACTPLA warns against buying cheap decorative lighting products which have not been approved for use in Australia by product safety regulatory authorities. Please also avoid buying second hand lights at markets and bargain stores or on-line that are not approved in Australia. Unapproved lights have the potential to start fires and cause electric shocks.

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