4818.1 - Community Preparedness for Emergencies, NSW, Oct 2003  
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EMERGENCY

An event that threatens or damages the dwelling or threatens or harms occupants of the dwelling. Major categories include house fires, bush fires, flooding, hail, wind, storms. Excludes emergencies of a purely medical nature.

EMERGENCY PLAN

A plan for what to do in an emergency. It may include any of the following:

  • steps to take in preparation immediately before an expected emergency
  • procedure for how to evacuate
  • steps to take during an emergency.

FIRE BLANKET

A fire blanket is a blanket made of non-combustible material for the purpose of smothering fires.

RADIO

A portable radio that would be suitable for use in emergencies (i.e. small and light enough to carry, able to be powered by batteries in case of a power failure).

SMOKE DETECTOR

Includes any smoke detector, either mains and battery powered. Also includes a 'heat detector' installed as part of a security system.