FAIP Resources

The Fire Awareness & Intervention Programme (FAIP) is a free consequences-based education programme designed to stop young people, aged from 5 to 17, lighting fires. It aims to do this by raising their awareness of the dangers and consequences of lighting fires.

FAIP Booklets

We have a couple of activity-based workbooks that you can work through with your tamariki to guide and help them make the right choices.

Booklet 1: Suitable for children Year 4-10

  • The real dangers of fire
  • The characteristics of fire
  • The real consequences and impacts of fire

Booklet 2: Suitable for children Year 1-4

  • Tools vs Toys and not playing with matches and lighters
  • The difference between good and bad fires
  • Being fire safe
  • Making the right choices
  • Escape planning

If you have concerns about your child’s behaviour or if they have been setting fires, we recommend you read about referring a young person to FAIP.

Escape Plans

In a fire, toxic smoke will make it hard to breathe and see clearly. You'll only have 1 or 2 minutes before your life is seriously threatened by smoke or fire from the moment your smoke alarm activates.

It's essential to have an escape plan in place, to practice it regularly, and to know how to get to safety quickly.

Make your escape plan and then use our escape plan tool to draw a picture of it.