Fire and Emergency NZ

Everyone has a responsibility to keep their community safe from fire. That means being fire safe at home and in public areas.

Below are some tips for preventing or dealing with a fire in your neighbourhood or home:

  • Discuss fire safety with neighbours and exchange emergency contact details.
  • Ensure smoke alarms are regularly tested and working, with one in every hallway and within 3 metres of every bedroom door.
  • Complete a home fire safety checklist and create an escape plan for your household.
  • In the event of a fire, get out immediately, then call 111. Advise emergency personnel of the address and whether anyone is still inside.
  • Remember – once out, stay out!

For more fire safety tips or to complete a checklist, visit