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?
12 May 2015 > 13 May 2015
The next Exercise Writing and Management Course will be run in Auckland on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 May 2015 (previously advertised as 21 and 22 April).
21 Apr 2015 > 22 Apr 2015
The next Public Information Management (PIM) workshop will be held on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 April at the Holiday Inn, Auckland airport.
29 Jan 2015 - 10:01AM
The Ministry publishes e-Bulletin eight months a year to provide short, quick updates about civil defence emergency management (CDEM) and related information. It is for people in the CDEM sector and those with an interest in CDEM. This edition features a foreword from the new Director Sarah Stuart-Black, and stories about funding to expand the ‘Youth in Emergency Services’ programme, Forty-eight years’ involvement in CDEM celebrated, Preparedness messages promoted at A&P Shows, How Canterbury organisations are coping after the earthquakes, and more.