Sound fails to carry

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

MANY, but not all, Mun­dub­bera res­i­dents were wo­ken sev­eral times in the early hours of last Tues­day morn­ing.

There­was a fire call out at 3.50am to a goat farm, but due to an elec­tri­cal mal­func­tion the siren con­tin­ued at in­ter­vals un­til 6.30am.

Some res­i­dents said the most con­cern­ing thing was that many in town and on the out­skirts didn’t hear the sirens at all.

The con­cern was dis­cussed at a lo­cal dis­as­ter com­mit­tee meet­ing on Tues­day night.

Mun­dub­bera SES con­troller Gra­ham New­man said sirens were well spaced throughout the town and strong winds onTues­day morn­ing may have been the rea­son some res­i­dents didn’t hear them.

There are plans to prac­tise sound­ing both the long blast siren, which means a fire sta­tion call out, and the mul­ti­ple short blasts, sig­nalling a town emer­gency, in the near fu­ture.

This­would fa­mil­iarise res­i­dents with the op­er­a­tion of the sirens and iden­tify any is­sues.

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