"Opening Doors To A Brighter Future"
1. CASUALTY (First Aid)
To treat and care for the injured
To rescue and treat trapped or injured people from collapsed buildings etc.
Logging, monitoring and reporting of radio activity. This service is the most important one, as it is our communications chain within the local community, and in time of emergency this service would be the contact with headquarters and with outside agencies.
To render assistance and care for homeless or misplaced people in time of emergency, there is also Headquarters staff who run and administer all of the above services.
Civil Defence Classes are held throughout the county to train personnel in all of the above services. All that is required for a class to begin is for a group of about twelve people to express an interest and to request a class be set up in their area.
Should you be interested or require further information please ring any of the above telephone numbers and ask for Civil Defence.
WHAT CIVIL DEFENCE DOES
Members of civil Defence bring their talents into the organisation. They learn skills in an active and resourceful group, which develops them and serves communities throughout the country.
- Teaches life saving skills to its members: First Aid, Rescue, Firefighting, Radiation Monitoring, Crisis Counselling.
- Forms teams of trained people to support communities: Stewarding Crowds, Searching for Missing People, Ambulance Duties.
- When the weather strikes – we’re on duty! Emergency Feeding, Sand Bagging, Evacuation, Pumping Flood Water
- When the environment is threatened – we’re there! Water Pollution, Clearing Oil from beaches, Finding Beached Cargo, Checking Radiation Levels
- When a major emergency happens, we have equipment and trained people to work with the other services to save lives and treat the injured: Collapsed Buildings, Train Crashes
- Cares for people evacuated from their homes: Hurricanes, Overflowing Rivers
- Prepares and trains to help protect from nuclear contamination: Nuclear power station accidents, Nuclear war planning, Satellite re-entry
- Provides self development programmes for members in a co-operative, supportive environment: Team Leadership, Event Management, Public Speaking
Members of Civil Defence wear the International Civil Defence Badge to show they are part of a worldwide network of committed people prepared to serve in their own country or overseas as part of practical disaster relief assistance.
Towards the Future
Civil Defence looks back with pride at its record of life saving and community service, it recognises that it now is putting the structures in place and developing the skills to face the challenges of the new millennium with confidence and determination.