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.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

News and media

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Lower fire risk across Mid-South Canterbury prompts fire season changes

16 April 2024 | Fire Season Updates

All Mid-South Canterbury restricted zones will move to open and all prohibited will move to restricted at 5am Tuesday 16 April, until further notice.

Most of Te Tai Tokerau Northland moves to an open fire season

15 April 2024 | Fire Season Updates

Most of Te Tai Tokerau Northland moves to an open fire season from 9am Monday 15 April, until further notice.

Fire season changes for the Coastal, Waimea and Nelson North zones

15 April 2024 | Fire Season Updates

Coastal, Waimea and Nelson North zones will move from a prohibited fire season (total fire ban) to a restricted fire season from 8am Monday 15 April.

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