Civil defence rescue team

Palmerston North's rescue emergency support team (REST) is one of 18 nationally accredited volunteer emergency rescue teams in the country. Find out what they do and how to apply.

Emergency Management Team

They respond to emergencies in Palmerston North, including:

  • civil defence emergency management.
  • urban search & rescue.
  • flood, swift water or high angle rope rescue emergencies.

How to become a REST team member:

  • be committed and dedicated.
  • undergo regular training to maintain skills to the highest level possible.
  • complete internationally recognised qualifications such as NZQA National Certificates, Tertiary Certificates and up to five industry certificates in Rescue.

For further information please contact or call the Palmerston North City Council call centre on 06 356 8199