Home fire escape plan

If there is a fire in your home, everybody in the house should know the Home Fire Escape Plan.

This should be planned ahead and practiced so everybody knows what to do if a fire occurs.

Face the facts

  • Have a working smoke alarm in the house;
  • Draw a floor plan of your house showing two exits from each room;
  • Practice your fire escape plan especially if you have children or elderly people living with you;
  • Display your fire escape plan prominently on your fridge and discuss the plan with any overnight guests;
  • If the smoke alarm goes off because of a fire or smoke everybody should leave immediately;
  • Crawl low under smoke where there is fresh air;
  • Check doors for heat before opening;
  • Everybody should agree on a meeting point outside the front of the house e.g. At the mail box;

 Home fire escape plan fact sheet [.PDF 298KB]

This page was last modified on November 21st, 2013

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