Story: Civil defence

Training exercise

Training exercise

Civil defence response team members from the Nelson–Tasman region take part in a training exercise in 2010. Response teams such as Urban Search and Rescue rescue trapped people in emergencies. Regular training exercises are an integral part of the civil-defence system.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Civil defence - Community involvement in civil defence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

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