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RAPID training programme
learning gateway


This page is the entry point for learners looking to access online learning modules available through the RAPID programme.

The topics should be completed in the order they appear in the accompanying flow diagram:

Compulsory sub topics are shown in BLUE
Elective sub topics are shown in GREEN
Sub topics delivered by tertiary education providers are shown in RED


Core skills strand
Flood strand
Welfare strand
Volunteer Management strand
Storm strand


Access to resources

Click on the links below to go to the topic page

Topic 1: Introduction to CDEM
Topic 2: Information management
Topic 3: Operating communications systems


Tertiary education providers currently accredited to deliver training in the CIMS2 unit standard.
Tertiary education providers currently accredited to deliver training in First Aid unit standards.


USAR General Awareness Training Module
An introductory training module for general USAR awareness has been developed by the New Zealand Fire Service in collaboration with MCDEM and EMQUAL, drawing on the inputs of USAR specialists and CDEM Response Team members. The purpose of the module is to provide an awareness-level introduction to USAR arrangements, for multi-agency emergency responders. Note that this training module is not part of the RAPID programme.