CanterburyPort Hills fires (Christchurch City and Selwyn District)

Tuesday 21 Feb - 1:06 pm

The State of Emergency covering Christchurch City and Selwyn District in relation to the Port Hills fires has been extended. For latest updates please see the Christchurch Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Facebook page and Christchurch City Council website


Training & Professional Development

MCDEM General Rescue Manual and USAR General Awareness Training Module

See capability development for general CDEM professional development and MCDEM courses.

MCDEM General Rescue Manual - March 2006

The General Rescue Manual covers the basic techniques for light rescue in New Zealand. It may be used as a training/learning resource for student’s receiving instruction in general rescue techniques. The manual can be downloaded complete or in sections.

General Rescue Manual 2006 - Complete (.pdf 3mb)

General Rescue Manual 2006 - Sections 1-4 (.pdf 251kb) Introduction, General rescue background, Safety in training operations and Incident ground actions.

General Rescue Manual 2006 - Sections 5-8 (.pdf 1.2mb) Ropes, Knots, Ladders and Managing casualties.

General Rescue Manual 2006 - Sections 9-12 (.pdf 1.2mb) Stretchers, Stretcher based rescue techniques, Non-stretcher based rescue techniques and Improvised casualty movement.

General Rescue Manual 2006 - Sections 13-15 (.pdf 260kb) Anchors and holdfasts, Pulley systems and lifting and Additional general rescue equipment