The problem with taking the "minor incident, properly dealt with, nothing to see here, move along now people" approach is that there's a fair chance that the truth will eventually come out and it will have an additional element of questioning the lack of transparency. If there really is nothing to hide, be transparent!
If the management of the NRM opt for transparency instead, they might get the appropriate amount of scrutiny to make sure the incident was handled properly and that the necessary changes are made to prevent it happening again. If they attempt to cover it up instead, when the truth comes out they'll face all that scrutiny plus extra questions about what other dangerous incidents have gone on there .
This thread just seems like scaremongering to me, and beyond putting a black mark on a volunteer organisation for no good reason, I cannot see any value with it.
Professionalism and volunteer organisations are most definitely not mutually exclusive, and being an organisation largely run by volunteers should not be cause for giving the management a free pass on important issues like safety!
Yes it does seem that way, anytime something moves or you have an event etc you have to expect something's to happen now and again.
This is a great example of an amateur safety culture. If you expect something will happen, you take the appropriate measures to stop it from happening!