Imagine that a large earthquake has struck the Wellington Region. You've made it home and checked on your family and neighbours. What do you do next?
WREMO's Emergency Management Advisors hold events around the region to provide practical guidance on how your community can organise a response to a disaster.
Community Emergency Hub events
In a Community Emergency Hub exercise, you will use a real-time earthquake scenario to practise how you can respond as a community by sharing information, skills and resources.
In a Community Response Planning session, residents and businesses get together to make a plan and identify the potential resources in your local area that could be useful in a disaster.
Your role in an emergency
Everyone has something to offer, and your skills and experience will prove invaluable to your community's response to a disaster.
Following events both in New Zealand and around the world, eight roles have been identified that make the coordination of an emergency response happen more quickly and more effectively. At the Community Emergency Hub, you'll find the roles needed to coordinate an emergency response.
You can read more about each of the roles by clicking the links below:
- Hub Supervisor
- Information Coordination
- Public Information
- Needs and Offers
- Community Space
- Facility Maintenance
Register your interest
If you can't find an event near you at the moment but would like to get involved, please register your interest by using the form below. We will get in touch with you to let you know when there is an event happening in your area.
Watch a video interview
WREMO's Community Resilience Team Leader, Scott Dray, talks about the Community Emergency Hub initiative.
*Video produced by Greater Wellington Regional Council.
How to run a Community Emergency Hub
Our Hub Guide explains: