Your "home escape plan"

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Every week people die in property fires. Make sure it isn't you. You can survive a fire as long as you plan what to do before a fire starts.

One of the most important things you can do is to plan your escape route. It is much easier to follow a pre-prepared plan, like you would at work, than to start planning one at 4 o'clock in the morning when the smoke alarm sounds. Also think about what to do if you can't leave by this route, which room you should escape from?

Think about having an "escape room", one that is the best room in the house to survive in, it should have:

  • a door,
  • a large enough window to climb out of (and a firefighter to get in through),
  • be at the front of the house so the firefighters can see you as soon as they arrive,
  • have grass or earth below the window and if there is a shed or porch below the window to climb down onto even better.

Published 2015-01-23 10:24 , updated 2015-01-23 10:24

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