If the poop hits the fan, help could be around the corner.

Discussion in 'Power cuts' started by JD167, 17 Jun 2011.

  1. JD167

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    Hi guys

    With winter time here, power cuts and load shedding could affect any of us. A tank breaking could happen to anyone(touch wood).

    After reading a thread this morning of someone who suffered a power outage for 8 hours it got me thinking that sometimes we don't always get a response quickly enough. Or maybe the reefer is too busy running around to check back on the forum.

    With so many SMS services available, would it not benefit us if a SMS database could be set up? One database/group per city/region.

    You could post your initial emergency on the forum, or PM a moderator. The Mod could then decide if it warrants the SMS and if so, send one out to people subscribed to the region with the details of the emergency and contact number of the reefer in trouble.

    I just think that if a tank cracked and you need help relocating LS and corals quickly, or some extra hands to help mop up, a SMS notification would get help to you quicker. Not everyone watches the forum all the time and they could be around the corner from someone that needs help.

    Cost of these SMS's could be covered by a generous sponsor. It won't be that expensive since it only gets used by the Mods and only in emergencies.

    Any comments??
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Very cool idea JD
     
  4. Two Oceans Aquatic S&S

    Two Oceans Aquatic S&S

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    Awsome Idea bud and I can help, I have the sms service you are talking about. I am almost always on the forum and I can nearly always assist with labour or holding facilities or RO/Salt water.

    Trev
     
  5. CW

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    Thats a great idea ppl.
    Id love to get something like that going in VDBP aswell
     
  6. mayet

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    JD .very cool idea.:thumbup:
     
  7. JD167

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    Great stuff trev! :thumbup: Let's see what the Mods think.
     
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    Great idea! Always good to know who lives nearby and who you can call on incase of an emergency.
     
  9. Two Oceans Aquatic S&S

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    Well its not like they are able to say we cant do it. To start everyone interested can sms their details to the sms service number which is 0721917089 but in the following format: name ( pompies ) location ( alberton ) alternative area ( Randburg ) and cell number. In the evenings I will take all the info and create groups by area name so if there is a problem in that area I can send a sms to all other reefers on the system for that area plus the alternative area with one click. Please make sure that the alternative area is the next closest to your location. If your have any issue you can send a sms such as ( power failed 4hrs ago need holding facilities asap Pompies from Randburg ) then I will allert that area plus the alternative area with the exact sms and the contact number.

    Trev
     
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    Anyone else in Grahamstown? Not like I can be of much help I think... Be keen to know if there is anyone else here!
     
  11. Two Oceans Aquatic S&S

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    I do know of atleast another 2 guys in your area

    Trev
     
  12. Evo R

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    Very good idea guys!!

    This will also be a good way to see who else is in your area.
    E.g. Im in Mosselbay. Wich falls under the Garden Route, And i know of only one other Masa member in this big area.
     
  13. Two Oceans Aquatic S&S

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    Well see thats the thing it doesn not have to be a masa member anyone that can help you in that situation is included.

    Trev
     
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    First group created Vanderbijlpark

    Trev
     
  15. JD167

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    Great stuff Trev. :) I've just sent my details through.
     
  16. Two Oceans Aquatic S&S

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    New Group open :Greater cape town area

    Trev
     
  17. nico.m.ferreira

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    I like the idea. Need to put a thread for easy access
     
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    Great stuff man
     
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    How about an aptasia problem...anyone have bergia for me :p
     
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    Just sent my details through. Although I am in Three Rivers East Vereeniging, Vd Bijlpark is not to far from me. Would really appreciate help in a crisis.
     
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    New Group Vereeniging

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