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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Restricted and Prohibited Fire Seasons for Most of New Zealand

11 December 2017 | Fire Season Updates

Most areas of New Zealand are now in Restricted or Prohibited Fire Seasons, following the extremely hot, dry and windy start to summer.

Take action now ahead of a hot, dry summer

6 December 2017 | Fire Season Updates

Notification of fumigation activities

30 November 2017 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand committed to learning from Port Hills fires response.

3 November 2017 | Announcements

Today Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released the independent review into the operational response to the Port Hills Fires.

Board Update - November 2017

2 November 2017 | Announcements

Kei ngā ihuoneone, kei ngā taituarā o te tari, tēnei ka mihi.
(To the hard workers and supporters of our organisation, I greet you.)

IGNITE Magazine: Issue 5

26 September 2017 | Ignite Magazine

Firefighters return from Canada Deployment

8 September 2017 | Deployments

Eighty firefighters return from a five-week deployment to Canada to help contain fires raging in the Province of British Columbia.