The 4 Rs
The New Zealand integrated approach to civil defence emergency management can be described by the four areas of activity, known as the ‘4 Rs’; Reduction, readiness, response and recovery.
Identifying and analysing long-term risks to human life and property from hazards; taking steps to eliminate these risks if practicable, and, if not, reducing the magnitude of their impact and the likelihood of their occurring.
- Reduction Overview
- National Hazard Risk Reduction
- Local and Regional Hazard Risk Reduction
- International Hazard Risk Reduction
Readiness and response
Developing operational systems and capabilities before a civil defence emergency happens; including self-help and response programmes for the general public, and specific programmes for emergency services, lifeline utilities and other agencies.
Actions taken immediately before, during or directly after a civil defence emergency to save lives and protect property, and to help communities recover.
- Readiness and Response Overview
- Evacuation Planning and Management
- NZ Influenza Pandemic Action Plan - Information for CDEM Groups
The coordinated efforts and processes to bring about the immediate, medium-term and long-term holistic regeneration of a community following a civil defence emergency.