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

Privacy statement

Evacuation Schemes Privacy Disclaimer

Your privacy is important to us. In the evacuation scheme application form we ask for property information relevant to the evacuation scheme application. This form also asks for your personal information including your name, address and contact information.

The purpose of collecting this information is to enable us to consider your evacuation scheme application and determine whether it meets the relevant requirements under the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017 and its associated regulations. We will contact you in relation to your evacuation scheme application, as well as generally to discuss the safe means of escape for the relevant property.

The information you provide in this application form will kept on file for the life of the building or until the building use changes (at which time Fire and Emergency may need to reassess the evacuation scheme).  

When storing, using and/or disclosing the personal information you provide in this form, we will comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act 2020. Specifically, your personal information will be kept safe and secure, and will only be used or disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Statement and/or as permitted by law.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at OfficialInformationRequests@fireandemergency.nz.