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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Nothing like a dip after a warm day right? Yeah, nah. Its still only November. Even thought the water is still a bit on the chilly side the team is out there training. The recent rain ensured the river had a good flow and therefore a good oppurtunity to practice water rescue and survival techniques. While summer is usually associated with sun and swimming its also known for Severe storms and flooding (2 ex-tropical cyclones hit last summer) and the odd person getting ability and ambition mixed up on their rafting escapades needing assistance. So its important the team remains sharp in preparation for such events. At least it wasn't raining! ... See MoreSee Less

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Upper Hutt puts on another beautiful spring day for Day 2 of the Flood Response course. Makes getting in the river a bit more bearable. Team members from New Zealand Red Cross Kapiti, SPCA National Rescue Unit and Upper Hutt Community Rescue NZ RT9 working together to ensure we all operate safely in a flooded environment and knowing how to get ourselves out of trouble should we need to. Another great course well taught by Liz Smith and Shane Briggs. Thanks guys and thanks SARINZ for putting on the course for us! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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