Safety kits for the el­derly

Afro Voice (Western Cape) - - Gauteng News - SHON­ISANI TSHIKALANGE

THE Jo­han­nes­burg Emer­gency Man­age­ment Ser­vice (EMS) will hand over 50 Jozi safety kits to el­derly res­i­dents in Cosmo City to­day at the fire sta­tion.

The group of el­derly res­i­dents forms part of the com­mu­nity emer­gency re­sponse team in Cosmo City.

“They have al­ready been trained in ba­sic fire­fight­ing and ba­sic first aid to help them deal with some emer­gen­cies be­fore we as pro­fes­sion­als ar­rive on the scene. This is part of our ini­tia­tive of build­ing re­silient com­mu­ni­ties,” EMS spokesper­son Robert Mu­laudzi said.

He said since the be­gin­ning of this month the city’s EMS had handed over safety kits to the Naledi Ash Moun­tain and Eiken­hof in­for­mal set­tle­ments.

Twelve ar­eas in­clud­ing Ivory Park Ex­ten­sion 2, Za­maimpilo, Naledi Camp, Marl­boro and Klip­town are still go­ing to ben­e­fit from the pro­gramme, he said.

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