Get ready: Make a plan

To get your household ready for a civil defence emergency it’s recommended you make a plan. The GET READY website provides a template you can use to make a plan with your family/flatmates/friends. It helps you think about the things you need every day and work...

Work out what supplies you need

Whether you need to do to get your household, work, school or marae ready for an emergency, you need to think about what supplies you need. What would you do if you are in your car when an emergency happens? A flood, snow storm or major traffic accident could leave...

Stay informed during an emergency

During an emergency it’s important to know the different ways you can stay informed. If the power goes out, a solar or battery powered radio (or your car radio) can help you keep up to date with the latest news. For local updates, check your council’s website,...

Fire

The New Zealand Fire Service is called out to fires in homes on average every three hours. Millions of dollars in property and possessions go up in smoke each year. The emotional cost is much more. This section contains information from the New Zealand Fire Service...