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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At 4am yesterday the angels collected our much loved Sharon Pope after a short but brave battle with cancer. Sharon was slight in stature, but huge of heart. She was a very cherished member of our team and our lives are the better for having you be a part of it. The UHCR family past and present offer our deepest condolences to Jim, Cheryl, Paul, Josh, Jen and the grandchildren. Thank you for allowing some of us the chance to say goodbye yesterday and share memories and celebrate her life. Fly with the Angels my friend! ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you thought about volunteering? Always wanted to give back to the community? Does being part of an awesome Emergency Response team sound good to you? We want to hear from you. Learn some great skills, support your community during emergency situations and develop lifelong friendships.... UHCR wants you!Come and join the team. Learn new skills, make life-long friends, give back to your community and be part of one of the best volunteer emergency response tea... ... See MoreSee Less

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Winter continues to be kind. Another awesome day with a couple of the team providing First aid for the last round off the Hüttcross cyclocross series. A great fun series that doesn’t take itself too seriously! ... See MoreSee Less

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