Emergency kits distributed to Campbelltown bush suburbs

Emergency kits distributed to Campbelltown bush suburbs

08 April 2011

published by macarthur-chronicle-campbelltown.whereilive.com.au

Australia — CAMPBELLTOWN’S suburbs covering bushland along the Georges River will be better prepared for the next bushfire season thanks to new emergency kits.

More than 2000 home kits are being distributed to residents in Wedderburn, Kentlyn, Minto Heights and Long Point.

Campbelltown Council and emergency services agencies will hand out the kits to help local families living in areas at risk of bushfires.

Campbelltown Mayor Paul Lake said the kits would equip residents with the tools to prepare themselves in case they had to evacuate for any reason.

“The Home Emergency Kit will encourage residents to make a home emergency plan to manage any emergency,” he said.

The kits contain brochures from the NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, the State Emergency Service, Ambulance Service of NSW and NSW Police Force, as well as the Australian Red Cross and Campbelltown Council.

The information explains how to prepare for a broad range of emergencies such as a flood, storm, bushfire or fire. Staff and volunteers from the emergency services will start delivering the kits this month.


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