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Civil Defence

Phone : 07-872-0030
Fax : 07-872-0033

WHAT IS CIVIL DEFENCE?
Civil Defence is a system of co-ordinating all available resources to assist the community in an emergency. It's main aim is to help people and is only concerned with property if it affects the welfare of people.
WHO IS CIVIL DEFENCE?
Civil Defence is co-ordinated by a Council Officer, but to work effectively it must have the support from local community members prepared to help those in need, in time of a disaster.
WHEN IS CIVIL DEFENCE NEEDED?
When your local community is affected by an event that the Police/Fire/Ambulance can't handle without support, they will ask the Mayor to declare a state of CD emergency.
WHERE IS MY LOCAL CIVIL DEFENCE POST?
In the vast majority of cases a CD co-ordinating centre will be established at nearest school to the problem area. This is where to offer or request assistance.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
People prepared to help in any way if needed, can contact the Civil Defence Officer; they will then be put on to a contact list for each area.
What You Should Know
Civil Defence needs a relatively small number of people to take responsibility and assume leadership in an emergency. But it needs everybody to understand that we are responsible for our own safety and for those around us. The Neighbourhood Support system, extended to include Civil Defence, is the best way to gain an effective community response.

CIVIL DEFENCE

IS THE COMMUNITY'S RESPONSE IN AN EMERGENCY ENVIRONMENT

Everyone Can Help

You may feel that you would like to volunteer for Civil Defence.
Of so, contact your local council now. The is no onerous training commitment, more an understanding of how you can help and what you should do.


How to Survive an Emergency

Being Prepared for an Emergency
Surviving an Earthquake
Surviving a Flood
Surviving a Storm
Surviving a Volcano
Surviving a Tsunami

Civil Defence
Warden Posts

  1. Te Awamutu College, Alexandra Street
  2. Te Awamutu Primary School, Teasdale Street
  3. Te Awamutu Intermediate School, Hazelmere Crescent
  4. Pekerau School, Te Rahu Road
See also: Waipa District Council Civil Defence pages