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

Wairarapa moves to a restricted fire season

Wairarapa moves to a restricted fire season

Wairarapa will move to a restricted fire season from 8am Friday 19 April, until further notice.

A restricted fire season means people wanting to light an outdoor fire must have a fire permit approved by Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Announcing the fire season change, Community Risk Manager Phil Soal says as the season changes, the region is experiencing lower temperatures.

"The forecast indicates we can expect more cooler southerlies which will reduce the wildfire danger.

"But lower risk doesn’t mean no risk," Phil Soal says.

"The Wairarapa is still experiencing periods of warm and windy weather.

"People should remain vigilant when lighting outdoor fires. You must have a permit and ensure any fire is well controlled and safe, he says.

"Visit www.checkitsalright.nz to apply for a fire permit and for further information about wildfire safety."