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.

E Puta! E Noho! Ki Waho!

Fire-safety resources in te reo Māori for early childhood and Kōhanga Reo enrolled tamariki.

E wātea ana tēnei whārangi ki te reo Māori

Tirohia ki te reo Māori

About E Puta! E Noho ki Waho!

These resources for kōhanga reo and puna akoranga have been developed by Fire and Emergency New Zealand, in consultation with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust, the Ministry of Education, and the Pou Takawaenga Māori.

They are aligned with the curricula of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust and the Ministry of Education.

Key guides

For kōhanga reo:

  • Te Korowai.
  • Te Whāriki a te Kōhanga Reo – Te Whāriki Màtauranga.

For puna akoranga:

  • Kei Tua o te Pae: Assessment for Learning Early Childhood Exemplars.
  • Te Whāriki – He Whāriki Mātauranga mō ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa: Early Childhood Curriculum.
  • Te Whatu Pōkeka: Kaupapa Māori Assessment for Learning Early Childhood Exemplars.

These Māori-medium early childhood resources complement more advanced fire safety resources in te reo Māori that tamariki meet when they start primary school.

Firefighter visit

To request a firefighter visit to your kōhanga reo or puna akoranga, contact your nearest fire station or email maori@fireandemergency.nz.

For more information call 0800 MAHUIKA.