Today the 16th December 2009 is the day the media claim is the first day that Victoria’s fire services will be put to the test for the 2009-2010 Fire Season.
I have to say at 13:21hrs – The emergency services have failed the state.
The CFA website has been down and very glitchy all day – I thought it was my connection – but others have checked and no – I am right – The CFA website has been down.
14:53hrs down (time-out)
14:54hrs up (very slow)
At a CFA meeting for the public – a statement along the lines of “You will have to put up with the problems for accessing the site” – This is not a satisfactory response.
There is poor load capacity on servers and that comment is coming straight from CFA Head Quarters. There are ways and means to manage these problems. Some of the other causes appear to be the source coding with too many requests to other data sources and also that google tracking appears twice on the same page.
This is something that should concern ALL VICTORIAN’s.
It’s fine to say keep your eyes open, that the site information will be delayed, that it is your personal responsibility. This is ONE of the tools I use to monitor fire activity along with 100’s possibly 1000’s of other people.
Don’t we have a right to feel safe in the knowledge that tools we need to assess the danger are working and accessible to everybody state-wide?
Your thoughts, your ideas, welcome – if we can find a solution for the Emergency Services then let’s do it!
(last updated 15:56hrs - 16.12.09) - no further updates
It would appear that changes done yesterday were the cause of the problems - Things seem back to normal as at the last update.