Brought to us by the Ashburton Chronicle, NZ.
Before the string of Canterbury earthquakes, most people never imagined being in the heart of a civil defence emergency says Aged Concern home and personal safety programme co-ordinator Yvonne Palmer.
But today every person who lived through the February 22 quake understands the importance of being prepared, she said.
And to ensure Ashburton’s older people would know exactly what to do in any emergency in the future, last week she brought the Aged Concern home and personal safety programme to Ashburton.
It’s a three pronged programme involving Aged Concern, the Police and Civil Defence and all three groups are preaching the same simple message – get ready to get through.
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