AF8 Emergency Preparedness Scenario
Time & Location
About The Event
The application of scenarios to assess earthquake disaster management mechanisms has emerged as a vital task. Scenarios represent a decision analysis tool used to simulate a set of impacts likely that could result from actual future disasters; in order to devise appropriate response strategies, and also measures to reduce the envisaged impacts. These scenarios allow for refined emergency procedures and allow for policy objectives to be realistically achieved. Hence, staging an exercise or drill by coordinating different parties to explore possible problems and to review the current status of such drills and exercises has become viable for evaluating effectiveness of the disaster management system.
Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre (BROEC) is located near the Alpine (22km), Awatere (20 km), Kakapo (13 km), Clarence (1.5km), Fowlers (12km) and Hope/Kelly (8km) Fault lines. Earthquakes on any of these faults could have the potential to cut all access to the centre. It is therefore important we undertake a review of the disaster management system that BROEC has in place and the surrounding community that will be impacted. Due to BROEC being a Civil Defence Welfare Post, it is even more crucial to understand how we will operate in a natural disaster involving an earthquake or other disasters. This scenario will create an opportunity to update the Emergency Management Procedures that BROEC has in place while further allowing greater understanding on the BROEC operations and role during a natural disaster.