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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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.

Consultation on the Fire and Emergency levy is now open

8 April 2024 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has today started public consultation on the proposed Fire and Emergency levy for the period 1 July 2026 - 30 June 2029.

Update - Parnell fire

7 April 2024 | Emergency Information

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

Restricted fire season revoked for Coromandel

5 April 2024 | Fire Season Updates

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is revoking the restricted fire season in the Coromandel until further notice.

Fire season changes for Dunedin, Lakes and Coastal Waitaki

5 April 2024 | Fire Season Updates

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has revoked the restricted fire season in the Dunedin zone.

Get your smoke alarms sorted and escape plans prepared this Daylight Saving weekend

4 April 2024 | Community Education

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is reminding everyone to check their smoke alarms are working and in the right places this Daylight Saving weekend.

Te Tai Tokerau Northland remains in a restricted fire season over a dry Easter Weekend

28 March 2024 | Fire Season Updates

A restricted fire season continues in Te Tai Tokerau Northland over the Easter weekend and beyond while the fire risk remains high in the region.