Emergency Preparedness and Management
Wellington is sitting on a fault line and is a candidate for the ‘Big One’.
Geological evidence off the Wairarapa coast and fringing Cook Strait indicates highly damaging megathrust earthquakes are capable of generating a devastating magnitude 8.0+ and tsunami.
A subduction earthquake could cause estimated $13 billion damage, with about 3550 deaths and 7,000 injuries.
How is Wellington preparing for events of this nature, who will respond, for how long will the City have to fend for itself before advanced help arrives, how long will it to get back on its feet?
This field day, presented by Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office, will look at these questions, the evidence to date and its response plan.
Participants will also be taken on a field trip to a number of the locations showing the terrain and fracture lines in its topography.
What you’ll learn
- Wellington’s location and the potential to inflict major damage to its infrastructure and population
- The role of WREMO before, during and after a major natural disaster
- The role of the National Crisis Emergency Centre and its role of coordination
- Responding to a disaster in Wellington: the six critical needs
- Identifying the key geological vulnerabilities in Wellington
Programme (subject to change)
0845 Registration - Wellington Railway Station, West Wing
0900 Introduction to Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office
0940 Community Resilience
1030 Operational Readiness
1110 Visit to National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) - Beehive Bunker
1230 Looking at scenarios - Response Management
Urban Search and Rescue
Injury and treatment
Restoration of Lifeline Services
1400 Field Trip - Points of vulnerabilities in Wellington
1630 Conclusion of Field Day
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- There is a $40.00 registration fee for this event
- Travel and accommodation costs must be met by attendees
- Those attending the UFBA Conference as a delegate from 13 November may claim back flights/mileage based on the UFBA travel policy outlined in the Conference registration pack.
- Accommodation on Thursday evening is not funded
- To register, complete the Field Day registration form with your name, mobile number and brigade by 29 October 2015.
Download the Wellington Field Day poster (PDF, 106KB)and display it on your brigade's noticeboard.
Map showing the location of Wellington Railway Station West Wing
Notes for the Field Day