Waikato Group Emergency Management Office

Photo - Emergency Management OfficeThe 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.