A range of resources developed by Emergency Management Bay of Plenty to support community resilience in the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group were recognised at Monday night’s Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) Awards.
The Marae Emergency Preparedness Planning toolkit, and the Community Response Planning toolkit were two of several resources that won the readiness and resilience category at the inaugural awards, which recognise excellence in emergency communications.
In accepting the award, Emergency Management Advisor Naomi Luckett said the award was a tribute to the wide range of people and agencies who contributed to the project.
“So many people collaborated on the development of the toolkits and it’s hard to know where to start thanking people. This is a fitting recognition for an amazing project.”
Emergency Management Bay of Plenty director Clinton Naude says it’s fantastic to have the toolkits recognised.
“The suite of toolkits demonstrates the importance we place on emergency planning and the vital role communities and marae play in that process. The partnership and collaboration between Civil Defence, partner agencies and local communities in the Bay of Plenty continues to help build a safe, strong Bay of Plenty, together.”
These resources include the BOPCDEM Group Community Resilience Strategy, Community Response Planning toolkit, Marae Emergency Preparedness Planning toolkit, hazard and preparedness fact sheets in English and Te Reo as well as templates and guides to support communities to develop plans and be better prepared.