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.

Become a Career Firefighter

Aotearoa New Zealand needs Career Firefighters. We’re looking for people who care about communities and want to help people. To be a Career Firefighter, you’ll need to be a team player and bring courage, compassion and energy to the role.

Life as a Career Firefighter, means:

  • You will make a real difference in other people’s lives and the wider community – whether it’s protecting or preserving lives, property or the environment.
  • No two days will be the same and you will respond to all kinds of emergencies – fires, motor vehicle incidents, medical emergencies, and anything else your community needs. The firefighter role is dynamic, and you’ll be prepared to respond to any call for help.
  • You will have the opportunity to build an exciting career with Fire and Emergency NZ. We offer extensive training and development and you’ll have the chance to pursue a number of different career pathways.
  • You’ll work in shifts with four days on and four days off which enables you to spend time on the things that matter most to you outside of work.

Learn more about the Career Firefighter role

About the job

Our organisation

Our organisation is made up of people from many different backgrounds, experiences and interests. What unites us is that we are all working towards the same values:

  • Kia tika – We do the right thing.
  • Manaakitanga – We serve and support.
  • Whanaungatanga – We are better together.
  • Auahatanga – always strive to improve.

We encourage applications from anyone who believes they have the qualities required of a Career Firefighter.

If you want to join us, start by showing us your courage

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