Emergencies and traumatic incidents

This directory connects to information and resources regarding preparing for and reacting to emergencies and traumatic incidents.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • All Early Learning Services
  • Educators, Teachers and Kaiako
  • Police
  • Red Cross and Other First Responders
  • National Emergency Management Agency
  • Transport Providers
  • Education Outside the Classroom Providers

Further reading on this subject is essential as it may regard mandatory action.

Before an emergency

During an emergency

After an emergency

Supporting people

This information was developed following the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011, however the advice will be useful for all schools and ECE centres when planning their response to major traumatic events.

Managing property

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