Work out what you need to do to get prepared at home, work, at school and in your community.
Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. You can take steps to be prepared.
Talking about what you will do in the event of an emergency is one of the easiest things you can do to prepare.
The plan should be made with all members in your household and you should let family and close friends know about your plan so they know where and how to contact you if you need to leave your home.
When making your plan, think about what you would do if:
Make sure you also think about people that may have special requirements, and your pets.
During an emergency, you can get updates from:
This website or our online news channel Newsline(external link).
Local Radio Stations:
Visit GetReady(external link) for more information to start making your plan.
If an emergency happens while you are at work, you will need to think about how you will get home and reach your loved ones. If you own or run a business, think about how to look after your staff, and how you will keep your business running.
Christchurch City Council provides an education programme called Stan's Got a Plan to supplement the delivery of CDEM education in the classroom.
It's important for early childhood education services and schools to have a plan and be prepared for an emergency event. The Ministry of Education provides lots of useful resources(external link) to get you started.
The 'Stan’s Got a Plan' programme can be used to launch or summarise a classroom disaster studies module.
The programme is:
Focus your ‘Stan’s Got a Plan’ experience by choosing from earthquakes, flooding, pandemic, tsunami or storms.
Programmes are offered for years 1 to 3, years 4 to 6 and years 7 to 8. For further information, contact us on 03 941 8999 or email LTA@ccc.govt.nz.
Talk with your community about how you could respond and help each other during an emergency.
Things your community group could consider include:
If your community group would like assistance with planning for an emergency, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org