Civil Defence

Disasters can and do strike at any time.

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Could you and your family survive for more than three days without water, food or power?

In the event of a disaster, resources will be stretched, and immediate help may not be available.

Find out what you, your family and your community can do to be prepared and what to do in an emergency event.


Council's role in emergencies

The Christchurch City Council is a member of the Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group.


Are you keen to assist your local community in the event of an emergency? Become a volunteer.