Emergencies happen every day. Mostly they affect only a few people and can be dealt with by the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance, and other medical services in our community. Sometimes emergencies are much worse and can affect suburbs, cities, whole regions and even the entire country.
Dealing with large-scale emergencies is what emergency management is all about – using science, technology, planning and management to get us ready and see us through.
The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) coordinates civil defence and emergency management services for the nine councils of the Wellington region. It helps our region’s communities prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters.
The Porirua Emergency Operations Centre is activated during any Porirua event that needs a range of emergency agencies to be coordinated, or when a State of Emergency is declared.
The Centre is operated by Porirua City Council staff and becomes a hive of activity, where critical decisions are made in consultation with emergency services and other agencies involved in disaster response.
Community emergency hubs, coordinated by WREMO, enable a community to prepare in advance to get together and help each other during emergencies.
WREMO works alongside our communities to get ready for the challenges they may face during a disaster.