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

Heavy rain event update #2

Heavy rain event update #2

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has responded to a small number of weather- related call outs across the country since midday yesterday.

These included some flooding in Invercargill this morning and roof iron lifting in Cobden around midday due to the heavy rain event in the South Island.

The heavy rain which has been falling steadily on the South Island’s West Coast is moving slowly north as forecast, and our teams and crews remain positioned in key risk areas should they be required.

Urban Search and Rescue team in Nelson has been bolstered by USAR members from the North Island.

In Auckland callouts have been related to high winds. There have been approximately 18 callouts relating to trees and powerline coming down, and roofs lifting.

People should always call 111 if they feel they’re in danger, or if property is threatened.

For further information, we recommend people go to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) website or follow their local emergency management and district council  social media pages for updates and advice about preparing for floods.