Emergency Volunteer Training

26 February 2013

Get trained in emergency management and learn how to help your friends and neighbours before, during and after an emergency event.

Two WREMO volunteers.

Emergency volunteers


Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO) runs free evening courses where you will learn how to prepare your household and community for a large-scale emergency. You’ll also learn to gather and communicate emergency information, provide comfort and work with your neighbours to provide assistance. 

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Community Resilience Manager Dan Neely says WREMO provides training to organisations and individuals from all walks-of-life. 

“If you enjoy being a part of your community, you’ll be a great Civil Defence (CD) volunteer,” he says. “The Wellington region’s approach to emergency management is community-driven. We rely on your help to make our cities and neighbourhoods more connected and resilient.  Our CD volunteers played a role in the Christchurch earthquakes and assisted evacuees in last week’s bush fire at Owhiro Bay.” 

CD training is fun, interactive and practical. Classes take place once a week in the evening over four weeks. Courses are starting all over the Wellington region.