Waikato Group Emergency Management Office

staff in an emergency coordination centreThe Group Emergency Management Office develops, applies, and maintains the Waikato Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group Plan. Lee Hazlewood is our Group Controller; he manages the Group Emergency Management Office, and controls the response in the event of a civil defence emergency.

Fortunately, most of the time we are not responding to an emergency so we are focused on the tasks we do most often - readiness and reduction.

During an emergency the Group Emergency Management Office supports emergency response in the 11 councils in the Waikato region from the Group Emergency Coordination Centre in Hamilton.