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.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

News and media

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New Windsor fire and gas bottle safety media statement

5 July 2017 | Announcements

To be attributed to Jason Goffin, Fire Risk Management Officer, Fire and Emergency New Zealand. 

IGNITE Magazine: Issue 4

23 June 2017 | Ignite Magazine

Ignite tells the stories of the men and women across the country who dedicate themselves to protecting life and property in their urban and rural communities.

Terms of Reference for Port Hills Fires Operational Review

2 May 2017 | Announcements

A formal operational review into the Port Hills fires will be conducted between the New Zealand Fire Service and the two Rural Fire Authorities involved in lead

IGNITE Magazine: Issue 3

28 February 2017 | Ignite Magazine

In this edition we hear what Paul Baxter is most proud of in his time as Chief Executive & National Commander of the Fire Service, highlight the profile of one

Joint New Zealand Fire Service and National Rural Fire Authority National Co-Ordination Centre for Port Hills fire response

16 February 2017 | Announcements

New Zealand Fire Service and National Rural Fire Authority are operating a joint National Co-Ordination Centre to support the Civil Defence Emergency in ChCh.

IGNITE Magazine: Issue 2

8 December 2016 | Ignite Magazine

In this edition we acknowledge the hard work of our people following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 14 November, hear from a firefighter who has been in the ga

IGNITE Magazine: Issue 1

29 September 2016 | Ignite Magazine