Port Macquarie SES is hosting a workshop for women on how to prepare for emergencies

READY: Hastings women are being invited to attend a emegency preparedness night with the Port Macquarie SES unit. Photo: NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit.
READY: Hastings women are being invited to attend a emegency preparedness night with the Port Macquarie SES unit. Photo: NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit.

Calling all women of the Hastings – would you know what to do if disaster struck? Do you know how to prepare your home for a storm? If not listen up.

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Port Macquarie Unit is hosting a workshop for women on how to prepare for and deal with emergencies.

The Get Ready Girls Workshop will be held on Monday, May 21, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit headquarters at 9 Central Road.

The aim of the night is to provide a relaxed, supportive, female only atmosphere where women can learn  basic emergency preparedness and response strategies.

The skills that will be learned could help save someone’s life or reduce property damage during severe weather events such as storms and floods.

On the night, a team of female facilitators from the NSW SES Port Macquarie Hastings Unit will take participants through a range of interactive instructional sessions on how to physically prepare your house for a storm, basic first aid, flood awareness and what to do if you come across a road crash accident or other emergency.

NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit social media coordinator, Elaine Mason said the program was to build the skills, confidence and resilience of local women.

“The program has been an outstanding success in other areas of NSW and we are very excited about bringing it to Port Macquarie,” Ms Mason said.

“Our NSW SES Port Macquarie Unit has a number of extremely knowledgeable and talented women in terms of emergency preparedness and response.

“This will be an excellent opportunity for local women to come along and learn new practical skills that will keep them safe and reduce property damage during storms, floods or other emergencies.”

The Port Macquarie Get Ready Girls Workshop is a partnership between NSW SES and NRMA Insurance who have provided funding to help plan, promote and implement the event as part of their ongoing partnership with the volunteer emergency management organisation.

To participate in the workshop people will need to be female and 18 years of age or older.

There are a limited number of places and participants must register by Monday May 14 via the NSW SES Port Macquarie Facebook page or by calling 0429 832 322 (after business hours).

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