Civil Defence Hastings

Community Organisation

Civil Defence Hastings

Hastings District Council is involved in civil defence and emergency management in the Hastings District. Four staff work full time, responsible for rural fire, hazardous substances and civil defence operations.

Civil Defence is a nationwide network of central and local government agencies, community organisations and volunteers. Its purpose is to take care of the 'big picture' in the event of a disaster, not to provide every household with clean water, medical and food supplies.

That's why you should visit the Civil Defence website and see how you can prepare yourself and your family. If nothing else, make sure you have:

  • An evacuation plan for your family
  • A survival kit with enough food, water and medicine to survive for 3 days without leaving your house.
  • Officials
  • Trevor Mitchell Team leader Emergency Services and Principal Rural Fire Officer