Tasman District Fire Response Post Event Report

The Tasman District Fire Response Post Event Report provides an overview of the MCDEM response to the impacts of the Tasman District fire from 5 to 27 February 2019. The report captures aspects of the response that may be improved and aspects that worked well.

To be effective in its role of putting people at the heart of the emergency management system, MCDEM needs to learn and implement actions for continuous improvement across response and recovery. Every emergency provides an opportunity to reflect on our performance and identify opportunities to become more effective in maintaining public safety and in supporting affected communities, by working with our partners, stakeholders and the media to achieve this.

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the MCDEM response to the impacts of the Tasman District fire from 5 to 27 February 2019. The report captures aspects of the response that may be improved and aspects that worked well.

The report represents MCDEM’s standard process following each response with debriefing, capturing lessons, and identifying any corrective actions that may be necessary. It is an inward-facing reflection by MCDEM, and is not a review of the overall response to the event, which in this instance was led by the Nelson Tasman CDEM Group, supported by MCDEM. Therefore, as an internal process with a focus on MCDEM’s own response performance, it does not cover the CDEM Group nor the Fire and Emergency New Zealand response, it also does not reflect on the wider context of the CDEM framework and its structures.

Download the Tasman District Fire Response post event report (.pdf 260kb)