ICE (In Case of Emergency) Workshops (27 Nov 19 – 11 Dec 19)

Updates from our recent workshop – ICE GRADUATION 🔥👇

NZNA concluded a three-series workshop on emergency management (Conclusion date: 11 Dec 2019). The In Case of Emergency (ICE) workshops were delivered in collaboration with the Henderson-Massey Local Board.

The ICE workshops were facilitated by subject matter specialists from Saves9 and Auckland Emergency Management. Over the three weeks, the workshops were attended by 22 participants.

Few sample of reflection below from participants after conclusion of the workshops:

“I realised how unprepared we are; our preparation for emergency situation is zero”

“after the ICE workshops, I am motivated to take actions to prepare for emergency situations”

“from the workshop, I learned about the role of Civil Defence and what they do. It is good to know that there are people and authority who are monitoring potential emergency situation”

“I was glad to learn something useful and to be part of something different from the mainstream events”
“in addition to the preparations we need to do at the personal level, it was an eye opener to learn how important your neighbours’ role might be in the event of an emergency”.

At the concluding session, Deputy Chair of the Henderson-Massey Local Board, Will Flavell, handed out certificates to the participants. Speaking at the session, Mr Flavell acknowledged the contribution of the diverse communities that reside in the Henderson-Massey Local Board area, and praised NZNA’s initiative to deliver the ICE workshop. President of NZNA, Richa Thapa, delivered an acknowledge message at the concluding session.

NZNA extends it sincere thanks to the following persons and organisations without whom this workshop would not have been possible:

  • the Henderson-Massey Local Board for their financial support
  • Auckland Emergency Management for their advice, support and facilitation
  • Saves9 for facilitating the workshops
  • NZNA volunteers who invested a significant amount of time and effort to pull this off; and finally last but not least
  • 18 out of 22 participants who committed three evenings over the three weeks period to attend the workshops
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