CDEM in New Zealand is about more than the people employed by local authorities. That’s no different in Marlborough. In an emergency, if you see a firefighter, a member of Police or a Red Cross volunteer, you’re seeing part of the wider CDEM response.
We also work with civil defence centre sector groups. These are groups of volunteers in communities across Marlborough who can open a civil defence centre if it is needed in an emergency.
We also have superb volunteers working in the Emergency Operations Centre during an event and providing front-line response when it’s needed. Our volunteers also help us maintain a public presence at community functions such as the A&P Show each year.
Interested in joining our volunteer teams?