Report: Cape Paterson Emergency Workshops January 9 and 23

Thirty-eight residents and emergency experts participated in an Emergency RediPlan workshop on 9 January in a cautious, COVID-19-safe step toward in person gatherings in the town. As Kathy Hill, the Coordinator of the program stated: “70% of the 325 respondents to a survey held in the wake of the May 2019 hailstorm that smashed though the town asked for an integrated emergency plan. The funding provided by the 2020 Bass Coast Community Grant as well as the enthusiastic support of the emergency services enabled the CPRRA to organise these events as a response to that need”. The Red Cross, SES, CFA, Ambulance Victoria, and Bass Coast Shire Council’s emergency coordinator outlined their roles and risks specific to the Cape Paterson …