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.

Submit Proud Employer story

Employers of our volunteers are part of the crew

We’re committed to recognising the support of our self-employed volunteers and volunteers’ employers – they’re an essential part of our crew.

Do you know of a self-employed Fire and Emergency volunteer or proud employer of volunteers in your community whose cause for their community is worth promoting? If so, we’d love to hear from you. And if you run a business and would like us to share your story, we’re also keen to hear from you.

We ask that you complete the below form with a strong reason as to why your story would be of interest to New Zealanders (a paragraph or two is ample). Please also include a couple of photos, no higher than 5MB.

First Page

Please also include 1 or 2 of photos, no higher than 5MB.

Terms and conditions

We collect the information you provide in this form including names and contact information so we can keep track of employers registered in our recognition programme, and communicate with them.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. You can also request that this information be destroyed at any time.

If you have any questions, please contact employers@fireandemergency.nz


If you do not currently employ a Fire and Emergency volunteer but would like information about how to support your local volunteer fire brigade including registration for our Proud Employer mark, please contact employers@fireandemergency.nz.

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