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Training people to manage emergencies

Welcome to Devereux-Blum Training & Development Ltd,  ‘solution providers’ training your people to take charge    Sharyn Devereux-Blum and Paul Blum welcome you and look forward to working with you.  All emergencies can be managed.  As experienced trainers and facilitators we work with you and your organisation to train your people to have the skills and capability to manage an emergency response.  This can include Emergency Management training, peer support and other services as required.  Whether it is distance learning via Microsoft Teams or Zoom (blended learning- workshops & learning experiences); Best practice workshops to upskill; Face to face interactive training and learning/practice experience face to face and planning and facilitating exercises- single/multi-agency, we are ready to listen, tailor and support you further.  Training can include NZQA unit standards or not depending on your people and their needs.

Feedback from our valued clients:

Sharyn knows her subject backwards, held our attention through the right mix of visual, written and verbal material.  Really very good.  CIMS 3 September 2020

Sharyn was excellent – her illustrations of working with other organisations / situations makes it very real.  CIMS 3 August 2020

Call us on 04 232 5363 or email us for information on Emergency Management Training or information. Subscribe here to our Emergency Management e-newsletter.

  • Devereux-Blum Training & Development have been training in the Emergency Management Sector for over 25 years.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable trainers who are considered ‘experts’ in CIMS (Coordinated Incident Management System) training.  CIMS training is delivered to the content of CIMS 3rd edition.
  • Devereux-Blum Training & Development provide training, facilitation and coaching and other  services (presentations) nationally and internationally.
  • Devereux-Blum Training & Development work with all areas of business (Non-government, State and Public Sector, State and Public Service)
  • Devereux-Blum Training & Development work with you, to deliver training, to meet the needs of your organisation.  This can be distance learning or face-to-face.
  • Devereux-Blum Training & Development are a NZQA Category 1 accredited Training Education Provider on a four-year evaluation cycle.  At our most recent External Evaluation and Review we achieved Highly Confident and Excellent in all categories.    2017 – Report of External Evaluation and Review.   See our details on NZQA and the standards we are accredited to deliver.

Check out our links for CIMS (Co-ordinated Incident Management System)  Business Continuity Planning and other tailored training packages.  Click below to hear our trainer Paul speak about how we can help your organisation be prepared for any event:



View our in-house training, public courses, facilitation, coaching, consultancy services that are available nationally and internationally in a timeframe and format that works for your organisation.Browse Training

Exercises & Scenarios

An exercise is a simulation of an emergency situation. Training people who are involved in emergency planning and response is fundamental to an organisation’s ability to manage any emergency. Exercises can be discussion based, tabletop or live.Read More

Why undertake Emergency Management Training?

In the absence of incidents / responses, how do you know your organisation is on track to respond?   COVID-19 has been with us for over 12 months now – how has your team managed the response?  How would your organisation cope if another response happened.  These are the questions you need to ask of yourself and your organisation.

  • Emergency Management Training can help your company / business prepare for emergencies.  Emergency and non-Emergency events often strike with little warning.
  • What incidents / responses do you need to take steps to reduce the impact of, prepare for, respond to and recover from? Whether you are an CEO, Executive, Risk Manager, Emergency Responder, Health and Safety Representative or someone with a genuine interest in emergency readiness and workplace safety, then we encourage you to learn more about our Training Courses.

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