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Make an escape plan

Why you need an escape plan


All of your family needs to understand the Escape Plan and to practise escaping from each room in the house by the two exits.

Most fires start in kitchens (25%), bedrooms (13%), and lounges and family rooms (16%). Make sure your family practises escaping from these rooms every three to six months.

Remember, you need to:

Have working smoke alarms
Know two ways out of every room if possible
Make sure that doors and windows needed for escape are clear and easy to open, and that there is a safe way to reach the ground from upper floors
Keep keys in deadlocks at all times when home
Have an outside meeting place, such as a letterbox or a special tree
Make special plans for young children and older people.
Remember...

Get Out! Stay Out!