Community Safety

Fire Permits?
If you are in the rural surrounds of Muriwai and wish to light a fire you may require a permit, for more information go here...

Muriwai Neighbourhood Response Plan
A Neighbourhood Response Plan (NRP) has been created for the Muriwai community.

When an emergency occurs, this plan will be activated by the community. For more information go here...Civil Defence



Smoke Alarms

Last year, the New Zealand Fire Service attended over 3,700 house fires. In over 80% of those fires, smoke alarms were either not installed or not working. 


Most fire fatalities occur in homes, mainly while people are sleeping when they can’t smell smoke.


Smoke alarms are the best possible defence you and your family have from 

dying in a fire!


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Click on the Fire Safety button above and choose 'Smoke Alarms' for more information.


Fire Extinguishers

A fire extinguisher could make the difference between a small fire that you can put out, to a small fire that ends up burning down your house!


having the right sort of extinguisher for purpose, installing it correctly, and knowing how to use it is important.


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For more information click on the Fire Safety button above and choose 'Fire Extinguishers'.




Sprinklers

A home sprinkler will protect your family and home from the dangers of fire, 24 hours a day.


Every three hours a home burns in New Zealand. Each year on average 19 people lose their lives in a house fire and over $141 million damage was caused.


But the emotional and financial devastation caused by fire doesn’t have to happen. Installing a home sprinkler when you’re at the framing stage of your new home is the most cost effective way of protecting the things you value the most. But, increasingly, installing sprinklers into existing homes (retro-fitting) is becoming a viable alternative. They don’t even need to connect to your council’s water supply.

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