Civil Defence is all about people helping people. It is all of us workin¿g together to take care of our community's needs in an emergency event.
If there is an emergency, everyone needs to be self-reliant and prepared to survive in their own homes for at least three days without assistance, other than from their neighbours.
In an emergency, Civil Defence co-ordinates a wide range of groups and agencies to:
Help prevent loss of life
Help the injured and relieve distress
Help return the community to normal
An emergency could occur at any time in the Whanganui District. Whanganui Civil Defence Emergency Management is there to help people in an emergency event. The Whanganui District Council and the Police, Fire and Ambulance services may not be able to manage the situation on their own. The Civil Defence network is able to bring together extra resources to help these services cope.