DDI: 03 474 3113
Paul is focused on improving the resilience of communities in the Dunedin area. He works with groups in the city and outlying areas, helping them build their communities' capacity to cope with emergencies.
DDI: 03 474 3111
The role that Karen undertakes provides a combination of Emergency Management Officer and Business Support Service. This is to ensure that information and operation systems are functional and that data is kept current to assist an efficient and effective response capability along with actively participating in incident and emergency responses for the Civil Defence Emergency Management Operations.
DDI: 03 434 8561
Ewen is a member of the Otago Civil Defence & Emergency Management Team in the role of Emergency Management Officer in the Waitaki District. Ewen’s day to day role is to support the development of resilient communities in the Waitaki District and to assist the Regional Manager in moving the Emergency Management Group’s planning and activities to a higher level of integration and consistency for the long term benefit of all the Communities of Otago.
Ewen’s primary focus is to:
Ewen is based in Waitaki District Council buildings in Oamaru, however he works together with the five Districts of Otago to further strengthen Emergency Management Otago.
As Group Welfare Manager Tony supports Emergency Management Otago to build resilience by coordinating and supporting the delivery of welfare services by local authorities to communities within Otago.
The key purpose of the Group Welfare Manager role is to:
• Lead welfare coordination for Emergency Management Otago
• Provide direction and support in welfare planning
• Manage the Welfare function in the Emergency Management Centre (ECC) during response to an emergency
• Continue leading and coordinating the delivery of welfare services in recovery.
• The role of the Group Welfare Manager is integral to achieving the objectives of the Emergency Management Otago Group Plan
Tony is based in the Otago Regional Council offices in Dunedin but he regularly supports each of the five Districts of Otago.
DDI: 03 474 3113
Glenn is a member of the Otago Civil Defence & Emergency Management Team in the role of Emergency Management Officer for the Dunedin District. Glenn’s day to day role is to support the development of resilient communities in the Dunedin District and to assist the Regional Team in moving the Emergency Management Group’s planning and activities to a higher level of integration and consistency for the long term benefit of all the communities of Otago.
Glenn’s primary focus is to:
Glenn is based in the Dunedin City Emergency Operations Centre but also supports each of the other districts of Otago, particularly in the area of training and capability development.
DDI: 03 419 0287
Brendon is a member of the Otago Civil Defence & Emergency Management Team in the role of Emergency Management Officer for the Clutha District. Brendon day to day role is to support the development of resilient communities in the Clutha District and to assist the Regional Team in moving the Emergency Management Group’s planning and activities to a higher level of integration and consistency for the long term benefit of all the communities of Otago.
Brendon primary focus is to:
Brendon is based in the Clutha District area but also supports each of the other districts of Otago, particularly in capability development and response planning in the rural communities.
DDI: 03 474 0827
As the Training and Capability Advisor for the Group, Phil is responsible for the continual development, management, coordination, and delivery of professional regional training to enhance the skills and abilities of Local and Regional Council staff. Phil also acts at Response Manager within the regional Emergency Coordination Centre during and following any Civil Defence event or emergency.
Emergency Management Officer
10 Gorge Rd, Queenstown
Lifeline Utilities Coordinator
The Civil Defence Emergency Management priority is public safety; reducing the loss of life and injury, and relieving the distress of those affected by the disaster.
If a state of emergency is in force, you must follow all instructions given by emergency services and civil defence.
Civil Defence is often involved in localised events such as floods and storms, monitoring conditions throughout the troubled district, tracking weather patterns and keeping an overview to ensure safety.
Its role widens when an official state of national or local emergency is declared under section 68 or section 69 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002. The CDEM Group will decide if an event is so serious that a state of emergency must be declared.
Once a declaration is made the Group Controller is the head of the CDEM Group response organisation and has two key responsibilities:
The Group Controllers are trained in emergency management procedures. The CDEM Group has also appointed local controllers for each of the districts within the region under section 27 of the CDEM Act. Within their respective districts, the local controllers manage their local emergencies and report to the Group Controller.
Trained and experienced Controllers are pivotal in leading the response to emergencies in each district as well as at the regional level. They hold their authority from the Otago Civil Defence Emergency Management Group and operate under the provisions of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002.
Here is the list of Controllers who are authorised to act in Otago as of 5 March 2019.
Emergency Management Otago
Queenstown Lakes District
Central Otago District
Louise van der Voort