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Emergency Services

Salvation Army emergency services worker in Fiji

It makes common sense to plan for worst case scenarios, so our emergency services are on standby to help after natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods, as well as fires and search and rescue missions.

Our staff and volunteers can work alongside Civil Defence and local councils to aid disaster victims and emergency workers with practical care when there are natural disasters, search and rescue missions, police callouts and other crisis situations.

Over the last few years, our emergency servcies have worked abroad in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and Nepal, following earthquakes and cyclones. 

Locally we have worked in Christchurch, Seddon, Kaikoura, Edgecumbe and Hastings following earthquakes, floods and rural fires.

Support provided by our emergency services

  • Catering for rescue and emergency workers
  • Welfare (food, furniture and clothing)
  • Emergency accommodation
  • Post-disaster counselling