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

News and media

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Fire season change for Otago fire zones

12 April 2024 | Fire Season Updates

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has revoked the prohibited fire season in the Upper Waitaki, Central, Strath Taieri, Naseby and Glendhu Bluffs fire zones

Care must be taken when using electric blankets this winter

12 April 2024 | Community Education

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging caution when using electric blankets this winter, following release of a Coroner’s Findings into a fatal fire.

Heavy rain event update #2

11 April 2024 | Announcements

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

Wildfire risk remains high in parts of rural Canterbury

11 April 2024 | Announcements

With much of the South Island on alert for flooding, parts of Canterbury are still at risk from wildfires, as a vegetation fire in Hurunui this morning showed.

Update #1 South Island Heavy Rain Event

10 April 2024 | Emergency Information

first update for heavy rain event in South Island

Hawke’s Bay moves to restricted fire season

10 April 2024 | Fire Season Updates

Heretaunga/Ahuriri, Hawke's Bay Coast, Central Hawke's Bay Rural and Tararua East have moved to a restricted fire season.

Completion of a new sprinkler system reducing risk of wildfire at Lake Clearwater

8 April 2024 | Announcements

The project to create a sprinkler system fire break, to protect the community at Lake Clearwater and Hakatere Conservation Park has now been completed.

Update #2 Parnell fire

8 April 2024 | Emergency Information

Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews have extinguished a fire at a building in Parnell, Auckland.