About Emergency Management Southland
Established by the four Councils, Emergency Management Southland is responsible for the delivery of Civil Defence and Emergency Management responses throughout this region. Emergency Management Southland is responsible for the 24/7 operation of the Emergency Coordination Centre which facilitates planning and operational activity during an event.
Group Manager/Group Controller
Has been with EMS since its inception in 2010. Previously worked in NZ Police for 24 years and spent 30 years as a volunteer Fire Fighter. Is involved with the Eastern Southland Landsar team as a member of the Incident Management Team. Married to Linda with four adult children.
Paul le Roux
Paul is a Response Advisor at EMS. Paul comes from a health, safety, emergency response and communities background having worked in Namibia, England, Australia and Scotland. Paul moved to New Zealand and specifically Southland with his young family in April 2018. He is keen on the outdoors and loves spending time surfing and cycling.
Aly is the Community Team Leader at Emergency Management Southland. Aly comes from a community development background and has a Master in Emergency Management from Massey University. She has experience working both in New Zealand and overseas.
Tracey is a Community Advisor at Emergency Management Southland. Tracey comes from a retail and hospitality management background and has been a volunteer with Red Cross since 2009, in roles ranging from governance to disaster welfare response. A born and bred Southlander and mother of one, Tracey likes to get outdoors when she can.
Community driven response planning helps communities make sure they’re as ready as possible for any adverse event which may affect them. Communities who lead this response planning process are more likely to know each other, understand how to work together, be aware of the strengths, skills and resources within their community, and be sensitive to areas of potential vulnerability.
Emergency Management Southland is supporting Southland communities to develop Community Response Plans and identify places which can be used as Community Emergency Hubs when needed. To find out more about response planning in your community contact the team at Emergency Management Southland.
Click on the cover photos below to review our supporting documentation:
This Group Plan aims to enable the effective and efficient management of hazards and risks for which a co-ordinated approach is required. This document outlines our vision, goals and objectives for the 2017-22 period.
The Southland CDEM Welfare Plan outlines the provision of welfare services during an emergency and provides guidance for Welfare Centre activities.