When a team is activated, it is generally expected that members arrive at the team’s depot within 30 minutes. This restricts the available area teams can draw members from.
Volunteers wishing to become a member of a Response Team but live outside the 30 minutes time travel zone should give consideration to joining a CDEM team aligned to and working with their local council. These teams provide response capability ranging from staffing the Emergency Operations Centre (for example, planning, operations, logistics, and communications functions) to welfare and first aid within their local community.
For general information about New Zealand Response Teams and getting involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org