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.

Home Fire Safety Visits

Fire and Emergency New Zealand offer free Home Fire Safety Visits to people, family and whanau who require fire safety advice. This includes:

  • Checking smoke alarms and providing advice on where they should be installed and how they should be maintained. We can also install alarms that you have purchased.
  • Talking through escape plans and ensuring that everyone can get out of the home quickly and safety in the event of a fire, and that you have an agreed safe meeting place.
  • Discussing fire safety to ensure we cook, heat and live in our homes safely.

To enquire about a free Home Fire Safety visit you can enquire online or phone 0800 693 473.

You can also create your own escape plan and learn more about fire safety using our online escape planner.