Rochester residents enjoyed the emergency services' summer party on the weekend.ELAINE COONEY February 6, 2013 4:26am
Rochester resident Kevin Jackel spoke to Rochester fire captain Mick Hassell and volunteer Liam Nebauer at the summer party.
District emergency services held a summer party in Rochester on Saturday night.
Rochester Fire Brigade, Rochester SES, Rochester police, the Echuca branch of the Red Cross and the North Central Catchment Management Authority were among the emergency services supplying residents with information on emergency preparedness.
The event attracted hundreds of people interested in learning more about what to do during an emergency.
The Echuca branch of the Red Cross issued party-goers with leaflets with a four-point plan for how to act in a disaster, including staying informed, making a plan, preparing an emergency kit and getting to know your neighbours.
Rochester Fire Brigade and Rochester SES answered questions and handed-out flyers on fire safety and information on flood and natural disasters.
Meanwhile, the Criterion hotel served drinks and free snags.
There was also free children’s activities such as face painting, temporary tattooing and a fancy dress photobooth.
Organiser Jordan Tamblyn commended the Rochester Chamber of Commerce small events committee for its efforts.
‘‘I’m extremely happy with the turnout,’’ he said.
‘‘It is obviously well supported by locals. It’s good to see so many families at a free event. It is about bringing locals out to give the emergency services a chance for leaflet distribution.
‘‘They may see names in the paper but now they can see their faces.’’
Campaspe Shire, in partnership with the Red Cross and SES, invite residents to attend an information session about disaster preparedness today at 2pm and Monday and Tuesday at 7pm at the Rochester Racecourse Recreation Reserve.
Please RSVP to Jordan Tamblyn on 0409
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