Paekākāriki Emergency Preparedness Group

Who we are: 

Emergency response volunteers in the village that have been active since Kaikoura.

Purpose:

To collectively organise and prepare for an emergency in Paekakariki. 

Aim:

To ensure our community is ready and can and will take care of each other when an emergency happens. 

Participation:

Anyone who has an interest in preparedness and response. Everyone has something to contribute. 

Principles: 

  • Initiative: We will be proactive in thinking about how events impact our community and how we can mitigate those impacts and become even stronger.
  • Inclusive and participatory: Everyone has a role to play. We are all leaders. We will provide mutual support for those who are interested to take action. 
  • Thoughtful: We will think about our actions and the consequences, and choose those actions that have the greatest benefit and the least negative consequences. This includes adherence to privacy laws.
  • Evidence-based: We will refer to reliable sources, deferring to government sources. We will not support misinformation. 
  • Compassion: We will promote caring and sharing. We will think of those more vulnerable in our community and ensure they are connected and cared for.
  • Efficient: We will not duplicate efforts, but rather reinforce good ideas and initiatives including government. 

Contact us

Kerren Hedlund 027 396 8431

Holly Ewens 027 270 7090

 

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