Having an emergency kit is crucial to Get Ready for natural disasters. Beyond food and water, an emergency preparedness kit should include essential items like batteries, a flashlight, medication, an identification card, or any important documents in case you may need to evacuate a situation.
The Lithgow Readiness Rally is offering residents the chance to collect a FREE Emergency Document Wallet to start preparing for disaster.
The Emergency Document Wallet is waterproof and used to store important documents such as passports, insurance policies and birth certificates all in one place should residents need to grab them in the event of an emergency.
The project delivered by Lithgow City Council and Community Resilience Network aims to educate people about emergency preparedness and the value of having a plan for property, pets and/or livestock.
The wallet features general emergency contact numbers and can be written on to include your own important phone numbers (family, neighbors and GP). Each wallet also contains information from SES, RFS, Australian Red Cross and helpful guides.
Residents can collect their FREE Emergency Document Wallet at the Lithgow Readiness Rally on Saturday, 15th October 2022 between 9am and 3pm at the Lithgow Union Theatre. The wallet is limited to one per household for the first 300 attendees.
Bligh Park Community Services will be assisting residents on the day to be prepared by keeping important documents for yourself and your family safe by scanning documentation and providing free USBs.
Find out more about preparing an Emergency Kit or Ready to Go by visiting the Australian Red Cross and Bligh Park Community Services booths at the Lithgow Readiness Rally.
This is a Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.