Fire is the most frequently-occurring significant risk in the Waimakariri District, however fires seldom reach a level where they are of concern from a CDEM perspective. On most occasions fires are quickly and easily brought under control by fire-fighting authorities.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) is responsible for any fire emergency response anywhere in New Zealand except on New Zealand Defence Force property and aboard aircraft and marine vessels.

Information about fire safety is available on the Fire and Emergency New Zealand website.