Training - Preparing to help your community
It's easy to help your community both prepare for a disaster and respond to an emergency. WREMO offers a free four week training course that will help you to help your community.
There are four classes in our training course:
Class 1 - Personal and community preparedness
In the first class we discuss the purpose of training and how you can help your community before, during, and after an emergency event. You’ll learn the easy steps to getting your household and community prepared and the key messages to promote to your community.
Class 2 - Gathering and communicating emergency information
Learn about the key concepts of emergency management and how they fit into the Civil Defence structure. Gathering and analysing information are key to an effective response. You’ll learn about the various steps in this process, and how to use a radio to share the information with an Emergency Operations Centre.
Class 3 - Providing comfort in the community
Learn the principles of keeping yourself safe and managing your stress levels while working during an emergency. Emergency welfare consists of providing comfort and assistance for people affected, learn how you could perform this role.
Class 4 - Working with your community after a large emergency
The final class provides you with the basics of opening and operating a Civil Defence Centre, managing and working with the community during an emergency.
- Upper Hutt course
Monday 12, 19, 26 June, 3 July 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30pm
Upper Hutt Library, Fergusson Dr.
- Lower Hutt course
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June
9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Kokiri Marae, Barnes Street, Seaview
- Wairarapa course
Thursday 27 July, 3, 10, 17 August 2017
9.30 am - 12:30 pm
Carterton Events Centre, 50 Holloway St, Carterton
How do I register?
We will be in contact the week before training to confirm your registration and to provide you with the course information.
Become a volunteer
At the completion of the course if you then wish to become a volunteer then you will need to pass a police check and meet with us.
See our page on Community-driven emergency management volunteers for more information