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 ngā mana, E ngā reo, E ngā karangatanga maha, Tēnā koutou katoa. 

Most marae buildings pose a significant fire and evacuation risk for whānau and hapū. These fires are devastating and remind us of the need for greater fire safety measures on the marae.

Understand your risk

We would like to meet you and see what fire dangers exist in and around your marae. 

We want to help you address any fire safety concerns you might have. We can also provide advice and information based on our experiences that might help you identify additional fire risks in your marae. 

From here, we can discuss fire safety systems that will protect your whānau, taonga, and property. We'll also show you how to become more 'firewise' in and around the marae. Our goal is to help you to protect your property so it's not lost forever.

No reira, me pupuri tātou ki ngā āhua o manaaki tangata – let us embrace the aspects of caring for one another.

Māori iwi liaison teams

If you're interested in organising a visit to your marae to discuss fire safety, please call one of the following phone numbers:

Pou Heranga Māori (National Adviser Māori)
Call Piki Thomas on (04) 439 7823

Pou Takawaenga Māori (Māori Liaison Officer)
Call our Pou Takawaenga Māori on 0800 MAHUIKA (0800 6248452) 

Or you can get in touch through our website by using our general enquiries form