Design a home fire escape plan to suit your home and talk about it with everybody in the house. If a child has been involved in planning and practising an escape plan they are more likely to get out alive in a house fire. The sample below illustrates a possible plan.
The best fire escape plan is worthless if your escape route is blocked.
While deadlocks and security grilles may deter intruders, they can be deadly in a fire.
When you are in the house:
- Leave keys in any deadlock, or on a hook close to the door or window, and out of reach of intruders.
- Make sure that window security grilles and screens open readily from the inside.
- Make sure that all windows and doors open easily for all members of your family.