Civil Defence Emergency Management
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Selwyn District Council has an "all-hazards" approach to emergency management
The term "all-hazards" extends beyond traditional Civil Defence hazards, such as earthquakes, to include all major hazards, such as rural fires, bio-chemicals disasters, multi-faceted accidents and pandemic events.
The aim is to reduce the impact that a disaster will have by:
- reducing the risk (preventing people building in flood zones)
- making sure the community is ready (at home emergency kits)
- response planning (helping those in need)
- and recovery to assist communities to help themselves get back on their feet as quickly as possible.
Updates, how to get and offer help, and other useful links
The location of Emergency Centres and Welfare Centres
What methods are used to warn or get messages to the public
What do I need to have to do to be prepared?
Integrating our community volunteers into readiness, response, and recovery
About Exercise Pandora, and information for home, schools, businesses
Roles and responsibilities within the Civil Defence organisational structure
Copies of key plans
Information on the hazards that could affect the district
Join so your household will receive emergency messages that affect you such as boil water notices, severe weather warnings, uncontrolled fire near your property.