Tomorrow, Saturday 27 July from 1pm – 5:30pm, an emergency services exercise will be taking place in Whangamata.
“This is a large-scale exercise with approximately 100 emergency services personnel, civil defence staff and volunteers
taking part,” says our Civil Defence Controller, Garry Towler. “Please don’t be alarmed if you see various people
running around in uniform and high vis, as well as distressed ‘actors’ with fake blood and broken limbs in Whangamata on
Saturday,” says our Civil Defence Controller, Garry Towler.
This exercise aims to evaluate the working relationships and inter-agency communications between the emergency services
and partner agencies when responding to a localised event.
Any gaps identified during this exercise will assist in forward-planning for future Civil Defence Emergen-cy Management
work programmes and will assist in shaping future exercises.
Representatives from the following agencies are participating in the exercise:
• Thames-Coromandel District Council
• Fire and Emergency NZ
• NZ Police
• St John
• Whangamata Medical Centre
• Surf Lifesaving NZ
• Whangamata Community Response Group
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for further information during the exercise.
For more information about our Thames-Coromandel Emergency Unit and how you can be prepared for an emergency, see tcdc.govt.nz/emu.