What’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers, students, and parents to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events.


Types of Emergencies

Floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, and landslides can be frightening because they strike at any time and often without warning. Explore the types of emergencies below and learn better ways to prepare.


Here are seven impacts you may face in an emergency event. Our superheroes are here to explain how you can prepare for an emergency.

    Stuck at home

  1. Stuck at home
  2. Your emergency supplies don’t have to be in a kit, but you might have to find them in the dark. Make sure everyone knows where the torches and batteries are.

    Can't get home

  3. Can't get home
  4. Agree on a meeting place if you can’t get home. It might be the school, a friend’s place, or with whānau.

     Have to evacuate

  5. Have to evacuate
  6. If you have to leave home, take your pets with you. If it’s not safe for you, it’s not safe for them.

    No power

  7. No power
  8. If the power goes out, eat the food from your fridge first, then your freezer, before you eat the food in the cupboard or your emergency kit.

    No water

  9. No water
  10. Keep your empty water, juice and fizzy drink bottles. Give them a good clean and fill them with water – 3 litres per person per day for 3 days.

    No phone or internet

  11. No phone or internet
  12. Talk to your family about how you will get in touch and where you will meet up in an emergency if the phone lines and/or internet are down.

    Damage to your home

  13. Damage to your home
  14. We can't predict earthquakes, but we can prepare for them. One of the best places to start is with your home. Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget. and make your place safer today.