create a home escape plan

Develop and practice a Home fire escape plan (240.1 KB) . In case a fire starts, everyone must know two ways out of every room, if possible.

  • Install smoke detectors on every storey and outside sleeping areas.
  • Develop a home fire escape plan and practice it with the entire family.
  • Check that all exits are unobstructed and easy to use.
  • Determine who will be responsible for helping young children, older adults or anyone else that may need assistance.
  • Choose a meeting place outside, such as a tree or a lamp post, where everyone can be accounted for.
  • If caught in smoke, get low and go under the smoke to the nearest safe exit.
  • Call 9-1-1 from outside the home, from a cell phone or the neighbour's home.
  • Once out, stay out of the house. Never re-enter a burning building.

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Last updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2022
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