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Emergency Plans

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Communication During An Emergency

People need to plan and prepare for emergency events to reduce risk to themselves, their family and their home.

Do you have a plan?

Develop an emergency plan, which includes:

  • where to shelter
  • who will check your emergency supplies
  • how to turn off gas, water and power at the mains
  • how to keep contact with each other during an emergency
  • how to contact civil defence for help during an emergency.

Your emergency supplies

Your emergency supplies should contain:

  • food and water – enough for three days
  • canned or dried food
  • a can opener
  • a primus or BBQ on which to cook
  • bottled water (three litres per person per day)
  • first aid kit and medicines
  • spare toilet paper and plastic rubbish bags for your emergency toilet
  • pet food
  • waterproof torches and spare batteries
  • radio and spare batteries
  • emergency clothing
  • windproof and rainproof clothing
  • sun-hats
  • blankets or sleeping bags
  • strong shoes for outdoors.

NB: Check and renew the food and water every 12 months. Check the batteries every three months.

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Organise your own emergency plan and supplies.

Would you know what to do in an emergency? Make sure you have a plan and are prepared. Image: LEARNZ. 

Use a checklist to make sure you have all that you need for your emergency supplies. Image: Civil Defence. 

Do you know where the emergency supplies are at your place? Image: Civil Defence.

Make sure you have a complete first aid kit available in your home. Image: St John.

Never Happens Happens
Communication During An Emergency