Sunday, May 12th, 2013
Taranaki Community Emergency Response Team (TCERT)
From the North Taranaki Midweek, May 8 2013 via the TCERT Facebook Page.
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The Taranaki Community Emergency Response Team provides a professionally managed volunteer support team for Emergency Management with in Taranaki in accordance with Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management national guidelines.
Team members, who are all volunteers provide support during an emergency in the Taranaki region.
These can be Civil Defence Emergency Management events or other emergencies.
Expressions of interest are being sought from volunteers who believe they have the aptitude, attitude and fitness level required to become a member of this special team.
On-going training is an essential part of this role and you need to be committed to attending a minimum of 80 hours a year.
You will need to fill in an application form and attend an interview.
If you are short-listed you will complete an aptitude assessment after which a final selection will be made.
This is a challenging role but if you want to help others in a time of their greatest need, then now is the time to start the process.
* If you are interested contact Heather at Volunteer Centre in 06 758 8986 or email her at email@example.com for further details.
The Senior Emergency Management Officer at Taranaki Civil Defence, Shane Briggs, is the responder on the cover of the Christchurch Earthquake Book, Responders. He is also on the Steering Committee of the New Zealand Response Teams, and was deployed to Christchurch for both earthquakes with NZ-RT4, Palmerston North.
Shane recently moved to Taranaki to help implement the Taranaki Civil Defence & Emergency Management Plan. It is great to be able to follow the emergence of a new NZ Response Team. You can learn more about New Zealand Response Teams and the roles they played in the Christchurch Earthquakes at http://ChristchurchEarthquakeBooks.com.