Prepare for an emergency

Resources to help you prepare for a natural or man-made disaster in Palmerston North, and how to cope if disaster strikes.


Websites that help you prepare for an emergency

Get ready, get thru: How you and your family can prepare for an emergency [external website]

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management [external website]

What's the plan Stan? Activities for kids and schools [external website]

Be prepared in your business [external website]

Planning for an influenza pandemic in Palmerston North [external website]

Emergency education and training for community groups, schools and workplaces

Our Emergency Management Officers provide a free service to the whole community and deliver over 100 presentations each year to churches, Neighbourhood Support Groups, schools, businesses, social clubs and many other audiences.

Schools: ask about our interesting educational 'emergency themed' activities for youth.

Phone the Council Call Centre (06) 356 8199 or email the Emergency Management Officers about a presentation, workplace training, business continuity planning (BCP) or school activity

Emergency Management Links

New Zealand Sites

Earthquake Commission [external website]
Latest New Zealand earthquake info, as well as information on the EQC organisation.

Horizons Regional Council [external website]
Horizons Regional Council promotes quality for life by ensuring the environment is protected while meeting the economic, cultural and social needs of the community.

Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences [external website]
Latest earthquake and volcanic status.

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management [external website]
About the Ministry, where to find your local authority and how to prepare for a disaster.

New Zealand Red Cross [external website]
First Aid kits and manuals, courses and school programmes.

National Rural Fire Authority [external website]
Fire related weather, publications, research and projects.

Natural Hazards Resource Platform (NHRP)  [external website]
Hazard information and advice.

International Sites

Emergency Management Australia (EMA) [external website]
Emergency management in Australia, education and training, volunteers, publications and research.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) [external website]
US Department of Homeland Security, disaster communities, emergency personnel, education and training, news media.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre [external website]
Provides tsunami warnings to countries in the Pacific Basin.