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BE PREPARED: Emergency shelter regulations


BE PREPARED: Emergency shelter regulations

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SEVERAL REGULATIONS have been put in place governing the use of emergency shelters.

1. The senior warden is the supreme authority in the shelter and his or her decision is final.

2. The emergency shelter warden or other shelter warden designated by the senior warden will be responsible for the shelter in the absence of the senior shelter warden.

3. The warden is entitled to call upon any occupant of the shelter to assist in its operation and every occupant is expected to cooperate to the best of his or her ability.

4. If a state of emergency is proclaimed at any time under the Emergency Management Act 2006-20, all people within the shelter will be subject to orders made under the act and will be liable for such penalties as may be imposed for failure to comply.

5. The Senior Warden and all assistants are forbidden to accept responsibility for any item of personal property of any occupant of the shelter.

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6. The Department of Emergency Management will not be liable for any damage to, or loss of, any property belonging to any occupant.

7. Any person who is seen defacing or in any way damaging the shelter or any item of its furniture or equipment will be prosecuted.

8. Unseemly, indecent or unsocial behaviour such as the use of violence, profane language or drunkenness will not be tolerated and will result in prosecution where any such offence is contrary to the law.

9. No smoking of any kind will be allowed in an emergency shelter.

10. The consumption of alcohol or other alcoholic beverages is strictly forbidden in an emergency shelter.

11. No firearms will be allowed in an emergency shelter.

12. No offensive weapons will be allowed in an emergency shelter.