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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Restricted fire season for Wairarapa

18 March 2021 | Fire Season Updates

The Wairarapa district is moving to a restricted fire season from 8am Friday 19 March 2021.

Pumicelands changes to open fire season

17 March 2021 | Fire Season Updates

Pumicelands is changing from a restricted to an open fire season from 8 am on Wednesday 17 March 2021.

Restricted fire season for Hawke’s Bay

15 March 2021 | Fire Season Updates

Hawke’s Bay is now in a restricted fire season. The change came into effect at 8am on Monday 15 March 2021.

Restricted fire season for Gisborne /Tairawhiti

13 March 2021 | Fire Season Updates

Gisborne/Tairwahiti is now in a restricted fire season, effective from 8am Saturday March 13 2021.

Waikato / Coromandel changes to open fire season

12 March 2021 | Fire Season Updates

Waikato/Coromandel is changing from a restricted to an open fire season at 8am on Friday 12 March.

Southland changes to open fire season

10 March 2021 | Fire Season Updates

Southland is changing from a restricted to an open fire season at 8 am on Wednesday 10 March 2021.

Western Bay of Plenty moves to restricted fire season

9 March 2021 | Fire Season Updates

Western Bay of Plenty moves to restricted fire season

Change in fire season for the Kaipara District

5 March 2021 | Fire Season Updates

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is moving the Kaipara District from a prohibited fire season to a restricted fire season at 8am Friday 5 March 2021.