Grab your free Emergency Essentials Guide

Did you get your copy of the new Emergency Essentials Guide in Tuesday’s Midland Express?

The first-of-its-kind new resource has been made possible thanks to a $13,000 grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

If you missed out don’t despair. Readers can pick up a copy of the guide at a number of locations including the Civic Centre, Dhelkaya Health, Castlemaine Police Station, the monthly Castlemaine Farmers Market, and the Castlemaine Mail office at 13 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine.

The guide has been created by the Castlemaine SES with the input of local emergency services to pop on your fridge as a quick reference guide during emergencies even if the internet or power is down.

Castlemaine SES deputy controller Daniel Bone said they really grateful to the FRRR for providing the funding, all the local emergency services that have contributed to the guide, and in particular SES member Hugh Finlay for his painstaking efforts editing the material together into an easy to read format.

The Emergency Essentials Guide lists information and local emergency contact numbers to support residents faced with a range of issues including crime and violence, animal emergencies, medical emergencies, heatwaves, flood and storm events, fire in the home, emergency resuscitation, bushfire, emergency kit and departure checklist advice, and preparing your home.

The handy reference guide also includes QR Codes that community members can use to access further information.

Castlemaine Mail
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