National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan Order 2005

  • revoked
  • National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan Order 2005: revoked, on 1 December 2015, by clause 5 of the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan Order 2015 (LI 2015/140).

Part 1 Introduction

General

1 Interpretation

In this plan, unless the context otherwise requires,—

4 Rs means—

(a)

reduction (identifying and analysing long-term risks to human life and property from natural or non-natural hazards; taking steps to eliminate these risks if practicable, and, if not, reducing the magnitude of their impact and the likelihood of their occurring); and

(b)

readiness (developing operational systems and capabilities before a civil defence emergency happens, including self-help and response programmes for the general public, and specific programmes for emergency services, lifeline utilities, and other agencies); and

(c)

response (actions taken immediately before, during, or directly after a civil defence emergency to save lives and property, and to help communities recover); and

(d)

recovery (the co-ordinated efforts and processes used to bring about the immediate, medium-term, and long-term holistic regeneration of a community following a civil defence emergency)

agencies means—

(a)

government agencies, including Public Service departments, non-public service departments, Crown entities, and Offices of Parliament; and

(b)

non-governmental organisations; and

(c)

lifeline utilities

CDEM Group or Civil Defence Emergency Management Group means a group established under section 12 of the Act

CIMS means the co-ordinated incident management system

civil defence emergency management has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

cluster means a group of agencies that interact to achieve common civil defence emergency management outcomes

CYF means the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services

DESC means the system of domestic and external security co-ordination used by the Government to manage all national crises

DHB means district health board, and includes hospital and health services (including ambulance services)

Director has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

DPMC means the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

ECC means Emergency Co-ordination Centre

emergency has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

emergency services has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

EOC means Emergency Operations Centre and encompasses ECC

fire service includes the fire service units maintained by the New Zealand Fire Service, National Rural Fire Authority, rural fire authorities, airport rescue fire services, New Zealand Defence Force, industrial fire brigades registered under section 36 of the Fire Service Act 1975, and other fire service resources owned by private organisations

hazard has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

lifeline utility has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

MCDEM means the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, which is the agency in central government that co-ordinates the civil defence emergency management necessary during states of national emergency or civil defence emergencies of national significance

Minister has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

National Controller has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

national significance has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

NCMC means the National Crisis Management Centre

NWRCG means the National Welfare Recovery Co-ordination Group

OCHA means the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which is an office of the United Nations

ODESC means the Committee of Officials for Domestic and External Security Co-ordination

Recovery Co-ordinator has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

risk has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

state of emergency has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

state of local emergency has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

state of national emergency has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Act

supporting documentation includes detailed explanations, standard operating procedures, the Director’s guidelines, codes, and technical standards

The Guide means The Guide to the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan that is issued by the Director under section 9(3) of the Act

the strategy means the national civil defence emergency management strategy completed under section 31 of the Act

this plan means the national civil defence emergency management plan.