This is a hypothetical Scenario.
You are required to prepare a Response Plan to the scenario below. The response plan should include: relevant stakeholders in the response, logistics, special considerations as a result of the scenario context (season, location etc), challenges, likely outcomes, conclusions and recommendations for the future.
It is the 2' of January. The days have been unusually hot. The Scout Movement are holding their Annual Jamboree in the Cataract Scout Park between Campbelltown and Wollongong and around 10,000 scouts and their leaders and carers are settling into the park for a 10 day event. The park is situated in the middle of dense bushland.
On the morning of day 4, the leaders awake to smell a strong smell of smoke. In the distance they can see plumes of smoke rising into the air. They call the rural fire service who confirm that there is a fire out of control about 5 km from the scout camp. At present the wind is not strong, but it is predicted to increase any time.
You are the Chief of the Appin Rural Fire Service. You have found out there are 10,000 scouts in the Cataract Park and a bushfire is advancing on them. What would your response plan be given the timing and location of the outbreak?