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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Change in fire season for the Far North

30 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

All of Northland is now in a prohibited fire season.

As of 8am this morning (30 December 2020), the Far North moved to a prohibited fire season.

Restricted fire season for Marlborough and Kaikoura

24 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

A restricted fire season is now in place across Marlborough and Kaikoura. The change in fire season came into effect 8am Thursday 24 December 2020.

Fireworks ban in Mackenzie Basin

24 December 2020 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has banned the use of fireworks in the Mackenzie Basin for the summer.

Total fire ban in Whangārei and Kaipara

23 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

A Prohibited Fire Season will be in place in Whangārei and Kaipara effective from 8am Thursday 24 December 2020.

Restricted fire season for Gisborne / Tairāwhiti

23 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

Gisborne / Tairāwhiti is now in a restricted fire season (as at 8.30am Wednesday 23 December 2020).

Cook safely with hāngī, umu, and lovo this Christmas

22 December 2020 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand wants people to safely use cultural cooking methods over the summer.

Be fire safe when holidaying this summer

21 December 2020 | Announcements

If you’re going away for the summer holidays, Fire and Emergency want you to stay fire safe.

Prohibited fire season declared for Thames-Coromandel

20 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

Thames-Coromandel is now in a prohibited fire season as of 8am today (Sunday 20 December).