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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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.

Pukaki Downs fire update - 11.30am 2 September

2 September 2020 | Announcements

Two public meetings will be held today to talk over the next steps in the response to the Lake Pukaki fire in the Mackenzie Basin.

Pukaki Downs Fire - 6.30pm 1 September 2020

1 September 2020 | Emergency Information

Firefighting efforts have continued today at the fire near Lake Pukaki which has been burning since 11.25am Sunday. 

Pukaki Downs Fire - 8.30pm 31 August 2020

31 August 2020 | Emergency Information

Crews have reported that good progress has been made today in efforts to fight the fire near Lake Pukaki. 

Pukaki Downs Fire - 8pm 30 August 2020

30 August 2020 | Emergency Information

Information about a fire near Lake Pukaki on Sunday 30 August 2020.

Increased fire risk for Hawke's Bay

28 August 2020 | Announcements

There’s an increased risk of fire danger this weekend, due to unseasonably warm and windy conditions, paired with a lack of rainfall.