CIVIL DEFENCE

24 Hour Emergency Contact Number

03 419 0200 or 0800 801 350


What should I do in the event of an emergency?

... LISTEN TO YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION

 


 

Clutha District Civil Defence

 

The Clutha District Council employs an officer within the Regulatory Services Department to organise and co-ordinate our Civil Defence initiatives and to keep our emergency systems up to date and at a high state of readiness.

 

In a sense, all Clutha residents are part of Civil Defence, because when a serious disaster happens, people in the affected area will probably have to fend for themselves as individuals, as families, as neighbours, and as a community ? until other help can be provided.

 

A Civil Defence emergency is only declared when emergency services feel the situation is beyond their resources and a life threatening situation exists. If this happens, the Civil Defence organisation takes over to co-ordinate the response and local Civil Defence centres are activated.

 

There is no vast full-time Civil Defence force standing by. Council?s own staff and other material resources form a basis, and are supported in a Civil Defence emergency by locally available resources of emergency services, government departments, by voluntary organisations in the community, and by individual volunteers.

 

Your Civil Defence Centre is somewhere you can go to for assistance or to offer your services during a Civil Defence emergency. During an emergency, the location of open centres will be broadcast on your local radio station.

 

The reality is that in such an event, Civil Defence and emergency staff cannot immediately be at everyone?s doorstep and do everything at once. The response is determined by priority; the first of which is always people?s safety.

 

It is therefore vital for all Clutha residents to take steps of your own to help prepare you and your family for the possibility of a Civil Defence emergency.

 


 

Grab&Go Emergency Kits

 

 

In a major emergency, you may need to quickly leave your home, work or vehicle with little or no warning. Clutha District Council Civil Defence has put together Grab&Go Emergency Kits that contain important items if you need to evacuate quickly. You can purchase these online by following the link below:

 

Buy Now

 

For more information on the kit, see:

 

Grab&Go Emergency Kits

 

However, no emergency kit can give you with everything you need - only you know your shoe size, dietary requirements, important medication and documents. For a full list of the survival items you should have on hand, see the checklists below.

 


 

Other Downloads

 

Adobe Acrobat DocumentSurviving an Emergency in Otago (769kb, new window)

Adobe Acrobat DocumentHousehold Emergency Checklist and Planner

Adobe Acrobat DocumentClutha Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2012-17 (PDF, 761kb, opens new window)

 

 

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