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

Fire and Emergency's Papua New Guinea deployment ends

Fire and Emergency's Papua New Guinea deployment ends

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has completed its mission to Papua New Guinea, in the wake of last month’s landslide in Enga Province where several hundred people are reported to have died.

A team of six Urban Search and Rescue specialists was deployed last week as part of an MFAT-led mission at the request of Papua New Guinea’s government to make geotechnical assessments of the landslide site and surrounding area.

Their work has included hazard and risk mapping and the team has worked closely with GNS scientists in New Zealand during their deployment.

Fire and Emergency National Commander Russell Wood said the team had completed its mission and reported its findings to the provincial administration.

"We always stand ready to support the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to respond to international incidents where our expertise and resources can be of assistance," Russell Wood said. 

"In this case we were able to send an experienced team of technical specialists to carry out a specific task that the authorities in Papua New Guinea requested following the landslide."

The team will return to New Zealand later today (Friday).