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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Career recruitment campaign a success

21 August 2018 | Announcements

Firefighters discharged from hospital

8 August 2018 | Announcements

IGNITE Magazine: Issue 8

6 July 2018 | Ignite Magazine

Importance of smoke alarms highlighted again

6 July 2018 | Community Education

The rescue of an elderly woman from a burning flat last week has highlighted the importance of smoke alarms.

Public urged to use heating devices correctly

2 July 2018 | Community Education

Fire and Emergency NZ is reminding people to use heating devices correctly following the death of an elderly man in a dwelling fire in Ardmore

Urban fire seasons and permiting

21 June 2018 | Fire Season Updates

A crucial part of our role as Fire and Emergency New Zealand is risk reduction.