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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Severe wind warnings for Canterbury - so don’t light fires

25 September 2020 | Community Education

With severe winds forecast for Canterbury over Sunday and Monday, people are urged to take every precaution to stop fires starting or spreading.

Take two easy steps to protect your family from fire this Daylight Saving

24 September 2020 | Community Education

Fire and Emergency New Zealand wants people to take two easy steps this Daylight Saving weekend when our clocks go forward one hour.

Helpful tips to reduce fire risks outside your home

23 September 2020 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is keen for Kiwis to protect their homes from the risk of fire.

Fire and Emergency warns against burn offs while heavy winds forecast

22 September 2020 | Announcements

Forecasters are expecting heavy winds to hit Canterbury overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday.
Fire and Emergency want anyone planning a burn to hold off.

Smoke alarms are life savers

21 September 2020 | Community Education

Smoke alarms saved lives this weekend - alerting residents to a kitchen fire in the Hawke’s Bay.

Check the forecast before you light - Canterbury

17 September 2020 | Community Education

Fire and Emergency New Zealand wants Cantabrians to think about the weather if they are planning to burn this spring.

Hold off lighting fires in the Hawke’s Bay amid wind warnings

16 September 2020 | Community Education

Fire and Emergency asks Hawke’s Bay residents to hold off lighting fires & to check any previous burn sites are out with high winds expected over the weekend.

Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade to be temporarily relocated

16 September 2020 | Announcements

Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade to be temporarily relocated.