Civil Defence is not one thing. It is communities, organisations and government working together to get ready and get through an emergency. We are all Civil Defence.
Civil Defence professionals are here to coordinate the emergency services, welfare service agencies, utility companies and the community during an emergency. But because you are Civil Defence too, you need to make sure you can take care of yourself and people you care about when there is an emergency.
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In a civil defence emergency, Otorohanga’s response is coordinated from the Civil Defence Centre at the Council Office in Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga.
The Council building has a standby generator to ensure that power disruptions do not hinder the response effort and also has communications equipment, which provides alternate forms of communication in case any telecommunications network is disrupted or overloaded.
A minimum of two exercises a year are held at the Centre to ensure that our staff are ready to respond to any emergency if required. A Civil Defence Centre has also been set up at Kawhia to respond to any emergency that will impact on the Kawhia and Aotea Communities.
A Civil Defence Centre has also been set up at Kawhia to respond to any emergency that will impact the Kawhia and Aotea Communities.