Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place
Notes

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.

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News and media

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Restricted fire season revoked for parts of Otago

10 June 2024 | Fire Season Updates

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is revoking the restricted fire season in Upper Waitaki, Central Otago, Strath Taieri from 8am Monday 10 June.

Fire and Emergency's Papua New Guinea deployment ends

7 June 2024 | Deployments

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has completed its mission to Papua New Guinea, in the wake of last month’s landslide.

Fire and Emergency honours recipients congratulated

3 June 2024 | Announcements

Fire and Emergency New Zealand congratulates eight firefighters who have been recognised in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours List.

South Island Vegetation Fires Update #3

2 June 2024 | Emergency Information

Update on South Island vegetation fires - all three not fully extinguished are now in mop up stage

South Island Vegetation Fires Update #2

1 June 2024 | Emergency Information

South Island Vegetation fires are now contained and being monitored overnight.

Update: Structure fire in Favona Auckland extinguished

1 June 2024 | Emergency Information

Structure fire in Favona Auckland now extinguished

Multiple vegetation fires across the South Island, residents evacuated

1 June 2024 | Emergency Information

multiple vegetation fires across South Island due to high winds, residents evacuated

Large structure fire in Favona Auckland contained

1 June 2024 | Emergency Information

Third alarm building fire at car wreckers in Favona Auckland