Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

Statutory declaration requests

The information on this page relates specifically to Form 7 statutory declaration requests issued by Fire and Emergency New Zealand. For information relating to Form 2 or Form 5, please refer to our Guide for levy payers.

From time to time, we may issue a Statutory Declaration request.

A Statutory Declaration may be issued for one or more of the following reasons:

  • to establish liability for the Fire and Emergency Levy (if any)
  • to identify which party is responsible for levy payment to Fire and Emergency New Zealand
  • to ascertain whether the provisions of the Fire Service Act 1975 have been complied with in relation to a levy payment
  • to update or validate existing insurance records to ensure Fire and Emergency New Zealand holds accurate information so we can forecast with reasonable certainty.

Witnessing your statutory declaration

It's a requirement that the statutory declaration is witnessed.

In New Zealand, it must be witnessed in accordance with the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957. Section 9 of this Act has a full list of those authorised in New Zealand to witness a statutory declaration.

A declaration that has not been witnessed by a Justice of the Peace, solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, or other person authorised to take a Statutory Declaration in accordance with the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957, will be considered incomplete.

For customers outside of New Zealand, it's acceptable to have the statutory declaration witnessed in accordance with your local laws, e.g. a notary public, a commonwealth representative etc. You must send the original document back to Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

For further information, refer to Completing the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Statutory Declaration.

For overseas customers, refer to Completing the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Statutory Declaration for overseas customers.