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

Open fire season for Manawatū-Whanganui coastal areas

Open fire season for Manawatū-Whanganui coastal areas

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is revoking its restricted fire season for the Manawatū-Whanganui coastal area (see Map) as of 0800hrs Tuesday 23 April 2024.

This means an open fire season for the area.

Announcing the fire season change, District Manager Nigel Dravitski says lower temperatures along with heavy morning dew has reduced the wildfire risk in the area.

"Periods of rain over the last two weeks have also reduced the risk," he says.

"As we move into the colder months, we can expect more rain and cooler temperatures."

The rest of the Manawatū-Whanganui District remains in open fire season.

Go to www.checkitsalright.nz to find out what fire season your location is in and to find fire safety advice.