Who are our Civil Defence Volunteers?
Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) relies on volunteers from the community to help during emergencies and this has been done in many different ways across the country in the past.
Hawke's Bay Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group (HBCDEM) has recently conducted a review of volunteering in Hawke’s Bay. This volunteering strategy is now complete and approved by the councils within the Group.
The next stage is the volunteering plan which began on May 2018. As soon as this is complete, there'll be information on the HBCDEM website. Until then the current volunteers will continue to train, prepare, and be ready to respond if the need arises.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email us for more information with 'Volunteering' in the subject line.