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

Kia Toipoto

Creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Our communities and our workforce are changing

By 2038, more than 50 percent of New Zealanders will be from non-European backgrounds and our communities will speak more than 200 languages.

The Public Service Act 2020 requires Public Service leaders to work together to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We must ensure our policies and practices help to create a working environment that is inclusive to all groups.

Kia Toipoto was launched in 2021 by Te Kawa Mataaho | Public Service Commission and applies to all government agencies and entities.

See Kia Toipoto — Public Service Pay Gaps Action Plan 2021–24

Kia Toipoto at Fire and Emergency

Our communities are changing.

Increasing diversity and inclusiveness in our workforce and culture at Fire and Emergency New Zealand will help us work more effectively with our communities to support their needs, mitigate risks and build resilience.

Our workforce is changing.

Our Kia Toipoto programme of work (2022-2024) aims to remove bias and discrimination in our workplace and encourage diversity and inclusion across all phases of the employee and volunteer lifecycles.

For more see our action plans:

Kia Toipoto action plan

Year Two action plan

We will be publishing our next Action Plan and pay gaps analysis in August 2024.

What is a pay gap?

A pay gap is a high-level indicator of the difference between earnings of different groups. Our focus is on closing the gaps that exist between:

  • Men and women
  • European, Māori, Pasifika and Asian people
  • Gender and ethnic groups (e.g. between European men and women, Māori man and women, and Pacific man and women).

Equal pay means everyone is paid the same for doing the same work.

Pay equity means everyone is paid the same for work that is different, but of equal value.

For more see our pay gaps data:

Pay Gaps data 2023

Pay Gaps data 2022