Logistics and equipment
Learn more about how the New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team operates and what deployable capability is available with the Team.
- How does the New Zealand Emergency Management Assistance Team work?
- Deployable Coordination Centre (DCC) caches
The EMAT cadre is drawn from personnel working in a wide range of qualifying agencies. Qualifying agencies include central and local government agencies, the emergency services and New Zealand Defence Force. These personnel have significant experience in crisis response and emergency management in a range of settings in New Zealand and overseas.
Current EMAT members are drawn from:
- Canterbury CDEM (1 member)
- Christchurch City Council (3 members)
- Department of Conservation (2 members)
- Department of Internal Affairs (1 member)
- Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2 members)
- Emergency Management Bay of Plenty (6 members)
- Emergency Management Otago (1 member)
- Fire and Emergency New Zealand (8 members)
- GNS Science (1 member)
- Hurunui District Council (1 member)
- MacKenzie District Council (1 member)
- Manawatū District Council (1 member)
- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (2 members)
- Ministry of Social Development (2 members)
- National Emergency Management Agency (1 member)
- Nelson-Tasman CDEM Group (1 member)
- Northland CDEM Group (2 members)
- New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (1 member)
- Pike River Recovery Agency (1 member)
- St John (3 members)
- Te Puni Kōkiri (2 members)
- Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office (1 member)
- West Coast CDEM Group (1 member)
- Whanganui District Council (1 member)
The EMAT cadre is managed day-to-day by the Deployable Capabilities team within the National Emergency Management Agency. In a response, the deployment of team members would be managed by National Emergency Management Agency duty staff or the National Crisis Management Centre, if activated.
EMAT members have comprehensive personal equipment, uniform and PPE, enabling them to deploy and operate effectively after a severe emergency.
CDEM Groups, and other lead agencies, can request a Deployable Coordination Centre (DCC). Fire and Emergency New Zealand Urban Search & Rescue have developed and maintain five DCCs on behalf of NEMA and EMAT.
Each DCC is a 20ft ‘high top’ side-opening shipping container, which is equipped with lights and power outlets, and serves as a responder briefing point and equipment maintenance area.
High level contents
Each DCC provides 156m2 of weatherproof heated habitation complete with:
- Two 6x9m insulated 4-door Covertex AirShelters each 54m2
- One 6x6m insulated 2-door Covertex AirShelter 36m2
- 24 tables
- 48 chairs
- Two Covertex entry vestibules circa 6m2
- High volume diesel forced air heater system.
- 7.5kw and two 2kw petrol inverter generators
- Internal and external low voltage low wattage LED lighting
- Coordinated Incident Management System teardrop flags for functional areas.
- 69 colour-coded CIMS vests covering all functions, including recovery and Iwi Representation
- Comprehensive stationery supplies including desk items, A3 laminator, guillotine, A3 printer.
- Data projector and screen
- 2 portable battery and mains powered PA systems to support briefings and community meetings.
- 4 wharepaku tents and commodes, and waste management system sufficient for the first 72hrs
- Basic gas cooking sets to provide hotwater for drinks and ration pack reheating.
- Basic equipment maintenance, handtools, 18v powertools and minor repair equipment. These are intended to ensure a DCC can continue to operate for several months in an austere post disaster environment or effect minor repairs to existing facilities.