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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Annual Report 2019/20 – Fire and Emergency New Zealand

18 December 2020 | Announcements

We have released our Annual Report for 2019/20 which showcases our achievements and priorities over the past financial year.

Extreme fire danger for Northland this weekend

18 December 2020 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency is urging Northlanders to hold off lighting fires this weekend with strong winds expected.

Total fire ban for Otago District Central Zone

18 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

There is a total fire ban in Otago District Central Zone from 8 am this morning (Friday 18 December).

Change in fire season for Auckland

18 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

As of 8am Friday 18 December, Auckland mainland is in a Restricted Fire Season.

Pumicelands now in restricted fire season

17 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

Pumicelands is now in a restricted fire season.

This came into force at midnight Wednesday 16 December 2020.

Fireworks banned around Christchurch

16 December 2020 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency is banning the use of fireworks in a number of locations around Christchurch. The ban will include Akaroa, Bottle Lake and the Port Hills.

IGNITE Magazine: Issue 18

16 December 2020 | Ignite Magazine

Ignite represents the voices of the men and women across the country who dedicate themselves to protecting life and property in their communities.

Canterbury moving to restricted season

15 December 2020 | Fire Season Updates

All of Canterbury is moving to a restricted fire season effective from midnight Wednesday 16 December.