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.

Remediation payments for former employees


In 2016, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) determined many organisations, including Fire and Emergency, had not been accurately paying holiday leave due to a misinterpretation of the Holidays Act 2003. 

Since 2017, a lot of work has been done to identify who was paid incorrectly so we can pay them what they are owed.  We are making good progress and recently completed payments owed to current operational and non-operational employees. We are now focusing on former employees.

Former employees

If you worked for Fire and Emergency in a non-rostered position between 1 January 2010 and 1 August 2017 or a rostered position between 1 January 2010 and 16 January 2019 but are no longer working in the position you may be owed an amount for any holidays taken during this period.

Please email HolidaysActProject@fireandemergency.nz with your contact details so we can put you on our Register and determine whether you are owed holiday leave.