Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Make your Home and Family Fire Safe

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Fire and Emergency New Zealand recognizes the value of acquiring, using, and sharing research-based knowledge. Research plays an important role in policy development, decision-making, and service improvement. Fire and Emergency commissions and uses research to support its strategic priorities.

Fire and Emergency Kitchen Safety

Kitchen cooking safety tips from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

To better support communities we’ve created practical fire safety advice and tips in different languages so we can all understand how we can protect our families from the fire on our website.

Home Fire Safety Visits

Fire and Emergency New Zealand offer free Home Fire Safety Visits to people, family and whanau who require fire safety advice. This includes:

• Checking smoke alarms and providing advice on where they should be installed and how they should be maintained. We can also install alarms that you have purchased.

• Talking through escape plans and ensuring that everyone can get out of the home quickly and safety in the event of a fire, and that you have an agreed safe meeting place.

• Discussing fire safety to ensure we cook, heat and live in our homes safely.

To enquire about a free Home Fire Safety visit you can enquire online, phone 0800 693 473 or call your local fire station. If you live in an area with a volunteer brigade there may not be anyone to take your call, so leave a message and we’ll call you back.

You can also create your own escape plan and learn more about fire safety using our online escape planner.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


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To apply or join the program, please submit an application.