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Selwyn Times: April 27, 2018

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4 Selwyn District Residents' Guide 2018 E MERGENCY INFORMATION IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY DIAL 111 MEDICAL CENTRES Darfield Medical Centre 03 318 8511 Leeston Medical Centre 03 324 3850 Lincoln Medical Centre 03 325 2411 Methven Medical Centre 03 302 8105 Rakaia Medical Centre 03 303 5002 Rolleston Central Health 03 347 2614 Rolleston Medical Centre 03 347 8848 Templeton Medical Centre` 03 349 6716 POLICE Arthur’s Pass 03 318 9212 Darfield 03 318 8002 Leeston 03 378 0150 Lincoln 03 325 2800 Rolleston 03 347 9248 OTHER Kidsline 0800 543 754 Lifeline 0800 543 354 Poisons Hotline 0800 764 766 Plunket Hotline 0800 933 922 Pollution Hotline 0800 765 588 Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865 FIRE In all emergencies phone 111. If you ring to report a local fire in a rural area you will be asked your RAPID number, so that the appropriate fire service can be alerted. Visit www.checkitsalright.nz for information on fire seasons, whether you can light outdoor fires and tips for fire safety Ring the SDC on 347 2800 or check the SDC website www.selwyn.govt.nz/fire to check before lighting any fires. The following steps will protect your home and family: • Avoid outdoor activities that generate heat or sparks • Remove waste from sections, around homes and in gutters and drain pipes • Plant drought resistant and less flammable plants • Cut lawns and paddocks during safe periods • If appropriate, maintain a reserve water supply • Connect a garden hose for immediate use • Prepare a home inventory, keep important documents in a safe place • Install smoke alarms • Make and practice a home escape plan • Designate a family meeting place • Signpost your property clearly with your Rapid or street number • Maintain clear access routes for firefighting appliances Artisan Homes Builders of superior homes. Built to last. Winners in Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards Visit our new show home - Faringdon South Show Home Village East Maddisons Road | Phone: 03 374 9172 Phone 03 374 9172 Rob 021 324 876 email rob@artisanhomes.co.nz www.artisanhomes.co.nz

Selwyn District Residents' Guide 2018 5 S ELWYN GETS READY Selwyn has its own community based emergency response support and notification network called Selwyn Gets Ready. The system allows people to sign up for free to receive alerts via text or email in an emergency. This alert system operates in conjunction with local volunteer networks who check on households needing support and provides assistance if needed or allows those support people to request help from Council where required. Locally Selwyn Gets Ready has been used to: • issue tsunami warnings • provide information and advice about fires, and alert people when they need to be prepared to evacuate • provide information in the aftermath of earthquakes • issue weather warnings for strong winds or snow • advise people about fire risk and fire restrictions • communicate messages from Selwyn Police to local communities. To join Selwyn Gets Ready, visit www. selwyn.getsready.net and click join. If your household has any special needs in an emergency, you can also indicate this on the form so that your local volunteer community response team is aware of these. For more information about Selwyn Gets Ready, contact Dave Askin on 0210644436 or email getsready@ selwyn.govt.nz.