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.

 Our People

Simon Mapp Simon is the Group Manager and Group Controller for Emergency Management Southland. He has previously worked for the NZ Police for 16 years. Simon has joined us from Environment Southland where he worked as a Compliance Manager.

Craig Sinclair

Craig Sinclair

Craig 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.

Aly Curd

Aly Curd

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 Fraser 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 support. A born and bred Southlander and mother of one, Tracey likes to get outdoors when she can.

Mallory Wood Mallory is a Community Advisor for Emergency Management Southland. She is currently studying a Master of Emergency Management at Massey University and is a member of the IMT team for Southland Land Search and Rescue. In her spare time Mallory enjoys getting outdoors and spending time with family.

Jason Ten Hoorn Boer Jason is the Response Advisor at Emergency Management Southland. He comes from a background in environmental management and has joined us from Environment Southland where he was a Compliance Technical Officer. Jason is a volunteer firefighter with the Invercargill Volunteer Fire Brigade, and is a regional marine oil spill responder.

Amy Rogers Amy is the Administrative Assistant for Emergency Management Southland. She is originally from Salford in the Northwest of England, and moved here with her Invercargill born partner in 2018. Amy has previously worked in various back office roles, including with Red Cross Crisis Response in the UK. In her spare time Amy enjoys watching films and musicals and appreciating the beautiful Southland scenery.

Community Planning

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.

Supporting Documents

Click on the cover photos below to review our supporting documentation:

Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan

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.

Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Welfare Plan

The Southland CDEM Welfare Plan outlines the provision of welfare services during an emergency and provides guidance for Welfare Centre activities.

Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Recovery Plan

This plan outlines arrangements and the recovery process for communities that are affected by an emergency event.