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.
Working from the same page: Consistent messages for CDEM is a reference that provides nationally agreed, consistent messages for all civil defence organisations and emergency services to use.
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.