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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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.

Board Update - September 2017

5 September 2017 | Announcements

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

Board Update - August 2017

7 August 2017 | Announcements

The Board would like to recognise the 80-strong contingent of New Zealanders deployed to help fight vegetation fires in British Columbia, Canada this month.

New Zealand firefighters to help combat Canadian wildfires

4 August 2017 | Deployments

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is deploying firefighters and incident management specialists to help contain wildfires raging in Canada.

Board Update - July 2017

31 July 2017 | Announcements

Welcome to the very first Board Update from Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Thanks to everyone for making Day One such a success.

Fire and Emergency NZ, Department of Conservation sign joint-agreement

18 July 2017 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency NZ Chief Executive Rhys Jones and Department of Conservation (DOC) Director-General Lou Sanson signed an Operational Service Agreement (OSA).