Civil Defence Emergency Management Whanganui is led by the Whanganui District Council. During an emergency it coordinates a wide range of groups and agencies, such as the Police, Fire and Emergency New Zealand and emergency services to:
- Help prevent loss of life
- Help the injured and relieve distress
- Help the community return to normal
In an emergency, everyone needs to be self-reliant and prepared to survive in their own home for at least three days without assistance.
An emergency could occur at any time in our district. Possible emergencies include: