The first National Capability Assessment was run between 2009 and 2012 (extended because of the Christchurch Earthquake) and included the capability assessment of all 16 CDEM Groups.
This fact sheet explains the correct action to take during an earthquake (Drop, Cover and Hold).
This factsheet explains why declarations of states of local emergency should be made, who should make them and how they should be made. It also explains and clarifies some of the issues involved in declaring a state of local emergency. This factsheet replaces the Declarations Director's Guideline [DGL 13/12].
This GNS Science report scopes out needs and issues for guidance on evaluating the tsunami vulnerability of tsunami evacuation buildings in New Zealand- those specifically designed or designated as places to evacuate to in the event of a tsunami warning.
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and the Ministry of Education have jointly developed this Best Practice Guide to help ECE services develop emergency plans and put them into practice.
The purpose of this guide is to support CDEM Groups and organisations to conduct an effective development needs analysis (DNA). It provides practical advice, tools and templates to apply and adapt a simple DNA process to a range of professional development scenarios.
New Zealanders who experienced the Samoa tsunami in 2009 share their survival stories
This document provides a guide of the best practice to the process through which communities can be engaged and be involved in civil defence emergency management in their area.
The Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan (the Guide) sets out the arrangements and roles and responsibilities of agencies for the national management, or support to local management, of civil defence emergencies.
The CDEM Competency Framework has been developed as a strategic framework of key competencies required in order to successfully perform the functions of CDEM in New Zealand. It also promotes the professionalisation of emergency management by recognising the professional and personal development needs of CDEM stakeholders.
This document provides guidance and a decision support tool for assessment of public alerting options available for application by local authorities.
This Director’s Guideline is for use by the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group and Local Authority Emergency Management Officers to assist them to facilitate evacuation planning activities and prepare evacuation plans in order to meet the requirements of the CDEM Act 2002 and the National CDEM Plan 2005. It will also be of use to those within other agencies performing similar or associated duties, roles and functions.
The objective of the Technical Standard is to provide consistency in the signs and their placement across New Zealand, and to make our tsunami signage compliant with those used overseas. Compliance by CDEM Groups with this Technical Standard will not only provide a consistent approach across New Zealand, but it will also contribute to public awareness of the risks posed by tsunamis and better understanding of what should be done by communities in response to an event.
This National Civil Defence Emergency Management Strategy has been replaced by the National Disaster Resilience Strategy which took effect on 10 April 2019.
The National Hazardscape Report is the first New Zealand Government report to provide a thorough description of the New Zealand hazardscape. The National Hazardscape Report is a non-statutory document aimed at informing policy makers, hazard managers and their advisors in carrying out hazard and risk management at the national and local level.
This guide explains the potential health effects of volcanic ash and gives details on how to protect yourself and your family in the event of a volcanic ashfall.
These guidelines detail procedures to follow if warning of a volcanic ashfall is given, recommends what to do during ashfall, and what methods are most effective for cleaning up volcanic ash after the event.
Without a doubt, every recruiter of volunteers hears “I don’t have time” as the most often expressed reason to refuse an invitation to participate in a project. Similarly, those who coordinate volunteer services also express the frustration of “I don’t have the time” to do all sorts of things from expanding a program to reading professional books or Web resources. What can we do about this except wring our hands? Susan Ellis of energizeinc provides some great advice in this article.
This document outlines the need for, and processes surrounding, an orderly means of receiving and managing donated goods.
These are templates for comprehensive post hazard event reporting. The template will provide reports for two main purposes: To provide detailed data for scientific research, calibrating hazard and risk models to improve their robustness and aiding impact scenario development for historic and pre-historic events. To provide a record of hazard impacts and so allow a database of hazard impacts to be developed and integrated for future decision-making. The intention is that somebody wanting to understand the causes and consequences of any given event, reported using this template, will be able to find a comprehensive overview of the event. This will be both in the template, and in associated reports.