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Escape Planning

Do you and your household members know where to meet if you have to leave your home in the event of a fire?

Knowing 2 ways out of every room and having a pre-designated meeting place are 2 of the key components for a successful home fire escape plan.

Plan and practice your escape today.

Every Second Counts!

A Home Escape plan is a key component to fire and life safety.

A home escape plan should include the following:

  • A map of each level of your home, showing all doors and windows.
  • Indicate 2 ways out of every room.
  • Make sure someone knows to help children and anyone in the home who needs assistance to wake up and get out.
  • Teaching children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them.
  • Identifying a meeting place outside, a safe distance from the home.
  • Teach everyone to not leave the meeting place until at least 2 people are there, so someone can advise the fire department who is out of the house already and who is not accounted for yet.
  • Practice your home escape plan at least twice a year.
    • When practicing, use different ways to get out to become familiar with your options.
    • Make sure all windows and doors can easily be opened, if needed.
    • Practice closing doors and windows behind you as you go.
    • Once you are out, stay out! Never go back in for people, pets or things.
    • Go to your meeting place.
    • Call 9-1-1 from a cell phone or neighbour's phone, once at least 2 people are at the meeting place.

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