Personal emergency skills course
About 95% of rescues after a major event are carried out by survivors or bystanders who are drawn to the site by a desire to help.
If someone was trapped, injured or needed assistance, could you safely help them?
Emergency skills course
The Wellington Emergency Response Team runs a free, practical emergency skills course. This course shows you what you can do to save lives and help others while keeping yourself safe.
The course covers:
- How to prepare for an emergency
- How to identify hazards
- What to do during and after a major natural disaster
- How to put out fires
- How to give first aid
- Basic rescue skills, including:
- searching for trapped survivors
- moving casualties
- making improvised stretchers
The course is six hours long and is held at the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO), 2 Turnbull St, Thorndon.
The course is supported by Wellington City Council and the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO).
The registration form has the list of scheduled courses:
For any general enquiries about the emergency skills course,
please contact Wellington Emergency Response Team Emergency skills coordinator.