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Emergencies can strike at anytime and every home in Ballarat
should be prepared with an Emergency Kit.
Do you have an emergency kit?
Do you have an emergency kit?
Would your family be safe during a fire, flash
flooding, severe weather emergency, utility
disruption, explosion, major infrastructure failure,
hazardous material spill, heatwave or influenza
You will be better prepared for emergency
situations with an Emergency Kit.
An Emergency Kit Checklist
Consider the needs of your family and household
members when you put together your kit. For
example, if you have a baby or toddler, make
sure you include spare bottles, formulas, nappies,
clothing, comforter or favourite toy, etc.
Here’s a list of suggested Emergency Kit items:
Battery-operated radio (with spare
Solid torch (with spare batteries);
First Aid Kit and manual, including personal
protective equipment such as disposable
gloves, face masks and goggles;
A list of prescription medications for all
family members (this will make it easier to
get replacement prescriptions)
Tissues, toiletry and sanitary supplies;
Spare clothing including strong shoes, a
broad brimmed hat, leather gloves and
sunscreen for each household member;
Sleeping bags and bedding;
Spare mobile phone, battery, charger and
Strong and waterproof plastic/storage bags
(for clothing, valuables, documents and
Extra set of house keys;
Copies of important family documents
including birth certificates, passports and
Details of an agreed out-of-town contact in
case you must evacuate your home;
Books, playing cards or games; and
Credit cards, key cards and cash, or a list
of card numbers so you can replace lost or
Finally, make sure you store your emergency kit
in a dry and easily accessible place, and revisit
the contents regularly to update lists, documents
and contacts and check batteries, phone, etc are
still in good working order.
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Are you passionate and committed
to making a difference to seniors in
Are you interested in making this
year’s Ballarat Seniors Festival a
fabulous vibrant event?
Enthusiastic, passionate people interested
in making a valuable contribution to the
2012 Ballarat Seniors Festival in October are
encouraged to get involved.
A New Look Festival
The 2012 Seniors Festival will take on a new
look this year. The Department of Health have
provided funds to establish a Festival Hub at
the Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute.
The Hub will act as a meeting place, a place
to refresh and as the main venue for a range
of entertainment, demonstrations,
exhibitions, displays, performances and
information sessions. There will be free
transport to the Hub.
Want to join the Working Festival Group?
Call the City of Ballarat’s Positive
Ageing Development Officer Jannie
Alday at 5320 5783 or email
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Bullying is nothing new but it’s something we can
work hard to stop in Ballarat.
Last year, the City of Ballarat Youth Services'
ZAQUE group and Youth Council, created a social
media campaign asking the Ballarat community
to combat bullying by pledging their support of
the "Ballarat Says NO" campaign.
With the support of PowerFM, Centacare,
Women's Health Grampians, Ballarat Community
Health and Victoria Police, the month-long
Facebook promotion attracted 700 supporters
and an overwhelming positive response from
local organisations and celebrities.
Show Your Support Today
Ballarat is serious about this important social
issue and local people continue to pledge their
support for the campaign.
There’s still time to show your support,
visit ‘Ballarat says NO to Bullying’ on
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