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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Be firewise this Guy Fawkes

30 October 2020 | Community Education

Fire and Emergency wants a much safer and less eventful Guy Fawkes this year.

Queen’s Birthday honours recipients recognised

21 October 2020 | Announcements

Des Minehan, Ian Walker, Ewan Mason, Allan Cox and Diane Yalden, were presented with their honours by Governor-General Patsy Reddy at Government House today.

Neighbourhood Support New Zealand Signs Relationship Agreement with Fire and Emergency New Zealand

19 October 2020 | Announcements

Our communities were made even safer today with the signing of a Relationship Agreement between Neighbourhood Support NZ & Fire and Emergency NZ.

Kitchen fire prompts reminder to never leave cooking unattended

16 October 2020 | Community Education

A Tawa resident had a close call on Thursday when their house filled with smoke after a pot caught fire when it was left unattended on the stove.

Rural Hawkes Bay moves to restricted fire season from Monday

12 October 2020 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand says rural Hawkes Bay moves to a restricted fire season from Monday 12 October.

Fire and Emergency NZ releases independent review of NZICC fire

6 October 2020 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released an independent operational review it commissioned into last October’s New Zealand International Conference Centre fi

Change in fire season for Central Otago

2 October 2020 | Fire Season Updates

As of Friday 2 October, Central Otago is in a restricted fire season.

Electrical fire prompts fire safety reminder

25 September 2020 | Community Education

Fire and Emergency is reminding New Zealanders that electrical appliances do have a fire risk & need to be used safely.