Civil Defence Emergency Management is neighbour helping neighbour. While it is a government initiative, it builds on community support and spirit and must rely on volunteers.
A number of volunteers are needed to join their local civil defence team and maintain the readiness of the sector post. Others may be available to volunteer only during an emergency event.
People with a wide variety of skills are required in the event of an emergency. The civil defence team needs people with skills ranging from tea making to first aid, leadership and management to specialised trades. The most important trait in a volunteer is common sense.
If you would like to help your community in a very real way by volunteering, please contact Karen Buchanan at the Waimate District Council on:
Phone (03) 689 0000