Home Escape Planning

A safe escape is only a simple plan away. Before a fire starts, every household should develop a home fire escape plan, taking into consideration the following points:

  1. Make sure everyone knows two ways out of each room, if possible.
  2. Check that all exits are unobstructed and easy to use.
  3. Determine who will be responsible for helping young children, older adults or anyone else that may need assistance.
  4. Choose a meeting place outside, such as a tree or a lamppost, where everyone can gather and where it can be determined if everyone has gotten out safely.
  5. Practise the home fire escape plan with everyone in the home.
  6. If caught in smoke, get low and go under the smoke to the nearest safe exit.
  7. Call the fire department from outside the home, using a cell phone or from a neighbour’s home.
  8. Once out, stay out. Never re-enter a burning building.

Download your home escape plan here!

Every second counts!

Prepare and practice your fire escape plan twice a year with everyone in your household!

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply