Booklet to Help Mansfield Residents Prepare for Emergencies
Friday, 21 May, 2021 - 10:45
Residents across Mansfield Shire will soon receive the ‘Are you prepared for an emergency?’ booklet free of charge in their letterbox.
The booklet will help residents to understand, prepare for and respond to a range of risks and emergency situations.
Mansfield Shire Council’s Senior Coordinator Community Safety and Chair of the Mansfield Emergency Management Planning Committee, Kevin Murphy said as emergencies come in many forms and can happen at any time, this 40 page booklet is a great resource.
“It is full of easy-to-read information, checklists and contacts to assist an individual prepare for situations including storm and flood, bushfire, home fire and smoke and power outage,” Mr Murphy said.
“We recognise that life can be busy and getting prepared for emergencies takes time. This booklet will help people to take action now, which has been proven to save a lot of stress if something urgent happens. Being prepared also makes recovery much quicker after an emergency,” he said.
The booklet was developed by a collaboration group consisting of councils and emergency management authorities and Mansfield Shire Council has adapted it for Mansfield residents.
“It’s quite simple – being prepared for and knowing what to do in an emergency has been proven to save lives,” Mr Murphy said.
“The information covers all family members as well as pets and property.
“If everyone who receives the booklet reads it and acts on the suggestions, we will all be able to cope better if we are affected by an emergency.”
The booklet will be delivered to every residence and post office box across the Shire and extra copies are available from Council offices, the library and the Visitor Information Centre. A digital copy of the booklet can be accessed from the emergency management page on our website.