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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Smoke alarms save lives

18 June 2018 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging people to ensure they and their family and friends have working smoke alarms following the death of a 68-year-old male.

Live House Burn on Seven Sharp

26 April 2018 | Announcements

IGNITE Magazine: Issue 7

26 March 2018 | Ignite Magazine

Fire and Emergency marks a year on from Port Hills

13 February 2018 | Announcements

Today marks a year since the fires on Canterbury’s Port Hills.

Chatham Islands fire now contained

6 February 2018 | Emergency Information

The fire burning on the Chatham Islands has now been contained.

Chatham Islands Fire in Process of Being Contained

4 February 2018 | Emergency Information

Two helicopters and two firefighting crews have been in action today working on the Chatham Islands fire – which is now in the process of being contained.