Local authorities are responsible for civil defence emergency management (CDEM) in their area.
If life or property is threatened always dial 111 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.
Media play a key role in providing public information during potential and actual emergencies. The Ministry provides information to the media as openly and quickly as possible so it can be reported and the public informed.
To assist your local Civil Defence organisation in the event of an emergency, why not become a volunteer?
21 Sep 2014 > 27 Sep 2014
What Would You Do?
04 Aug 2014 - 09:08AM
The Ministry has published a technical standard for tsunami warning sirens. It is for use by local authorities who choose to have sirens as part of their public alerting system. We have also posted a sound file of the electronic siren sound and the research documents The use of sirens for tsunami warning in New Zealand and An evaluation of the Signals Used for Tsunami Warnings in New Zealand.
30 Jul 2014 > 31 Jul 2014
South Island Civil Defence Emergency Management Conference 2014