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Otago CDEM group exercise

Otago CDEM group exercise

In July 2008 the Otago Civil Defence Emergency Management group held an exercise using the scenario of a heavy snowfall which closed roads, isolated rural communities and cut power supplies. People from local emergency and welfare organisations worked together to respond to the likely problems presented by 'Operation Snowstorm'. Under the guidance of Otago Emergency Management co-ordinator Scott McNaughton (standing, left), participants included (seated, from left) police staff Vivien Pullar and Inspector Lane Todd, Fire Service representative Rodger Smith, St John staff Max Corboy and Paul McNamara, with Doug Third standing behind, and Southern District Health Board manager Michael Dodds.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Civil defence - Civil defence in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2020