Our team of specialist, trained volunteers respond to one-off calls for assistance wherever we are needed. We are also routinely called on to support the professional emergency services (police, fire and ambulance), civil defence and local councils, as well as being employed to provide first aid and logistical support at a variety of community events.

Emergency assistance

Natural disasters and other emergencies

Our specialist training makes our personnel highly sought after to provide assistance during natural disasters, accidents and in searches for missing people.

After the Kaikoura quake, we assisted WREMO to look for people in distress around Upper Hutt.

When the Christchurch earthquake hit, our rescue personnel were quickly mobilised to provide operational assistance on the ground.

Events assistance and training

Do you need emergency first aid providers at your event? Perhaps you’re looking for general rescue training for your event or organisation?

Our well trained team can provide this and more. We can also support your event with transport (such as 4×4, quad bike and 8×8), communications (UHF, VHF, trunk radio) and general logistics.

Community service

Do you have an emergency or defence background or someone who is keen to serve your community? We want to hear from you.

We’re a well run organisation with more than 20 years’ experience. Our team trains weekly in first aid and rescue operations, keeping up-to-date with current rescue practices.

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27 medics....10 checkpoints....7 4 Wheel drives.....2 quad bikes....1 Argo.....a rescue Helo and a partridge in a pear tree. Yep must of been the Karapoti Classic.

Yesterday the team provided medical and communication support the the 33rd running of the iconic Mountain Bike event,continuing a 12+ year relationship. Around 600 riders tackled either a 5 km kids race, a 20km challenge course or the gruelling 50km Classic a course. A track that has names such as deadwood ridge, The rock garden and the Devils staircase. You get the picture.
The event really demonstrates the enourmous capability that exists within the team and gives members a chance to exercise those skills. Quad, Argo and 4WDing, Communications, First Aid, working with Helicopters (the brutal nature of the course often results in a rider needing a lift and yesterday we got a visit from Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter up at the staircase for rider who was a little sore after meeting the terrain with his shoulder). A fantastic event and one the team looks forward to every year. Thanks to members of the Vic Uni response team who joined us to play this year (as well as a few other friends of the team) and thanks to Tait Mobile Radio Wellington Wireless Nation TeamTalk The Lion Foundation and all of our other wonderful sponsors and supporters who make it possible for us to do what we do.
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Back in full swing for 2018. Week 2 of training. Setting up an ICP (Incident Control point) with cordons, vehicle control, communications set up including Sattelitte internet complete with briefing room. Able to be set up almost anywhere. Not bad for an hours work! Cobwebs blown away! ... See MoreSee Less

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The sun is shining, Turkeys are running and hiding and the music in the shops have alot of songs about snow???? It must be that time of year again 😎🎅🥂🎄. As we all wind down for a bit of R & R and family time spare a thought for those emergency service and hospital staff keeping everyone safe, responding to callouts and sometimes dealing with situations they would rather they didnt happen.
Help make their festive season a little more enjoyable by taking some basic precautions. If you are drinking, leave the car at home (or give the keys to someone who isn't). Watch your speed and drive to the conditions. Respect other road users. Hot cars and slow traffic affects everyone, that dodgy overtaking manouvere isn't worth it! Its also pretty dry out there. Make sure you know what fires you are able to light and where to ensure the only big red thing that turns up to your place is Santa!
As we close out another year we'd like to thank a number of organisations who have supported our team (some for many years) TeamTalk, Tait Mobile Radio Wellington, The Lion Foundation, Fonterra Grass Roots Fund, LimeRed Design - Graphic & Website Design, Wireless Nation, Upper Hutt City Council, Auto Super Shoppe Maidstone. Without their support the team would not be able to continue to develop our skills and capability.
Thanks to all of our team members and families who make personal sacrafices to be part of the UHCR family. Merry Christmas everyone, and have a fun and safe 2018.
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