Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place
Notes

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.

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News and media

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Fire and Emergency seeks community voices for new Bay of Plenty Local Advisory Committee

15 July 2024 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency currently works with seven Local Advisory Committees (LACs) around the country.

Fire and Emergency seeks community voices for new Manawatū-Whanganui Local Advisory Committee

15 July 2024 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency currently works with seven Local Advisory Committees (LACs) around the country.

Investigation into fatal house fire in Manapouri complete

8 July 2024 | Community Education

An investigation into the cause of a fatal house fire in Manapouri, Southland last week is now complete.

Seeking new members for Fire and Emergency's Tairāwhiti Local Advisory Committee

8 July 2024 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is recruiting new members for its Local Advisory Committee in Tairāwhiti.

Seeking new members for Fire and Emergency's Chatham Islands Local Advisory Committee

8 July 2024 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is recruiting new members for its Local Advisory Committee in the Chatham Islands.

Fire and Emergency crews continue to offer support in Wairoa

27 June 2024 | Emergency Information

Fire and Emergency New Zealand firefighters, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Specialist Water Rescue teams remain in Wairoa assisting with recovery efforts.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand support for Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti today

26 June 2024 | Emergency Information

Fire and Emergency crews support weather event in Hawke's Bay and Tairawhiti

A big thanks to Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s nearly 12,000 volunteers

14 June 2024 | Announcements

Here’s to our crew of over 11,500 volunteers serving our community at 594 stations across Aotearoa New Zealand.