Residents on Holy Island off the Northumberland coast say they're afraid of what might happen if a serious fire breaks out while the island is cut off by the tide.
They want Northumberland Fire and Rescue to provide hose reels and fire extinguishers which volunteers on the island could use to contain fires until professional firefighters are airlifted in. They're also calling for training to use the equipment.
"While it is unbelievable that people are still getting stranded on the Causeway despite new Hi-tech signage, it is regrettable that these people today did not notify the authorities about having to abandon their vehicle, which would have avoided today's rescue alert."
– Ian Clayton, Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager
Emergency services have expressed their anger and frustration after being called to rescue people in a partially submerged car on the Holy Island crossing only to find it had been abandoned some time earlier.
The Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat and a rescue helicopter from RAF Boulmer were scrambled on Wednesday, 21 August, after reports that people were trapped in the vehicle as the tide flooded the causeway.
When rescuers got to the car they found it was empty.
The owners were eventually traced to a hotel on the island.
Viking enthusiasts are returning to Holy Island Priory for English Heritage's Viking Week - and they're also highlighting the dangers of Holy Island causeway.
The Vikings will take a trip along the causeway, accompanied by Lindisfarne coastguard Ryan Douglas in his 4x4 rescue vehicle. They aim to raise awareness of the causeway's tide times and warn people not to ignore safe crossing times.