Kōrero: Civil defence

Emergency Precautions Scheme exercise

Emergency Precautions Scheme exercise

Two women members of the Emergency Precautions Scheme (EPS) practise their first-aid skills on a boy pretending to be an air-raid victim, during an exercise in 1942. The EPS was set up by the government during the Second World War as part of the home defence system, but its volunteer members also used their firefighting and first-aid skills in the aftermath of several natural disasters. The concept of civil defence developed out of the scheme.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: PAColl-0783-2-0026
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Civil defence - Evolution of organised civil defence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36050/emergency-precautions-scheme-exercise (accessed 10 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012