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Phone: 03 371 4995

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Emergency Management Training Centre & the Canterbury Earthquake

Welcome to the Emergency Management Training Centre (EMTC) web site.  The intent of this site is to provide you with information on who we are and the training that we conduct.

The Emergency Management Training Centre (EMTC) is a Private Training Establishment (PTE) registered with and audited by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) since 2000.

Originally known as the Canterbury Regional Civil Defence Private Training Establishment it changed its name in 2007 to recognise its expansion of training from Civil Defence to Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

EMTC is owned by Environment Canterbury, the regional authority, on behalf of the Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group. The Group is a partnership of local authorities, emergency services and other organisations tasked with providing effective and comprehensive civil defence emergency management within the Canterbury area.

EMTC provides a variety of training to Territorial and Regional authorities, government departments, private companies and the general public.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Personal preparedness
  • Training of CDEM community volunteers
  • Welfare coordination
  • Rescue, both at ground level and at heights
  • Coordinated Incident Management
    System (CIMS)
  • Emergency Operations Centre Management

Detailed information can be found under Courses.

Canterbury Earthquake 2010

As our instructors are Civil Defence Emergency Management practitioners all of our team was involved in the response. Individuals worked in:

  • The Regional Emergency Coordination Centre in the roles of Operations Manager, Planning/Intelligence Manager, ECC Manager and Duty Officer. Some members of the team are now involved in the Recovery process.
  • Christchurch City Welfare Centers; and
  • Rescue teams

The experience gained throughout the team will flow through to our courses and will add yet another dimension to our teaching.

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We hope you enjoy exploring our site.