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.

Learning from home resources

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This section contains fire safety information and activities for "teachers at home". 

The resources are aligned with the New Zealand school curriculum with a focus on literacy.  Content is similar to the schools Get Firewise programme for Years 1 & 2, however can be used potentially for Years 0 - 3.  

Below are some resources you can do while at home:


Videos that can be watched at home as a family.

Please note, parental guideance is recommended as some children may find scenes disturbing.

  1. Stop the home fires burning
  2. Escape plans
  3. The speed of fire
  4. Fatal Fire - A Family's Story (Parental guidance is strongly recommended for this video)
  5. Te Reo Get Firewise - Book DVD
  6. Stop the home fires burning (Te Reo)
  7. Matches and lighters (Te Reo)
  8. Smoke alarms (Te Reo)
  9. The speed of fire (Te Reo)
  10. Escape plans (Te Reo)
  11. Fire at Heretaunga Street (Te Reo) (not suitable viewing for young children)
  12. Tamati and Sam Get Firewise - a story for children (Te Reo)
  13. Kupu whakataki
  14. Ngā Āhuatanga o Tōku Whare
  15. Te māti me te puahi
  16. Te tere o te ahi
  17. Ko ngā mahere puta ora ki waho
  18. He ahi i te Tiriti o Heretaunga (kāore i te totiki kia mātakina e te tamariki nohinohi)
  19. Ka Ora a Tāmati me Mokopeke i te Ahi - he purakau mā te tamariki