Civil Defence Emergency Management

Be prepared

Make sure you can get safely through a disaster at home, at school, in your community and at work.

Immediately after an emergency

What to do when the initial threat of danger, such as earthquake, tsunami or flood has passed.


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

About us

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

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Red Cross Hazard App

The New Zealand Red Cross has a Hazard App(external link) to help you and your family prepare for and respond to hazards in New Zealand.