Story: Second World War

Opening the Ngaio Emergency Precautions Service post, 1942 (2nd of 5)

Opening the Ngaio Emergency Precautions Service post, 1942

On Anzac Day 1942 Wellington Mayor T. C. A. Hislop opened the Ngaio Emergency Precautions Service post. It contained facilities for district wardens, first-aid and firefighting units, and had a well equipped kitchen. There was also a tradesman's van for use as an ambulance, and a look-out tower. After the opening, 10 fire-patrol cars gave a demonstration.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - Japan enters the war', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34575/opening-the-ngaio-emergency-precautions-service-post-1942 (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 May 2016