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Surviving fire: 3 step plan

​3 step plan to surviving fire

There are many things you and your family can do to help prevent fires from starting, however, you also need to be prepared to help your family survive if the worst was to happen.

How will you know if you have a fire in your home? How will you and your family get out?

Our simple 3 step plan means that you and your family will be better prepared to escape a fire in your home.

Step 1: get a smoke alarm

This will help you detect a fire in its early stages and give you the early warning that you need to escape safely.

Smoke alarms

Step 2: test your smoke alarm

Simply pressing and holding the button on your detector will let you know if your detector is working. If it is not working, change the batteries or replace the detector.

Smoke alarms

Step 3: make an escape plan

Make sure you know how to get out if a fire were to break out. Your normal way in and out is the best escape route, but what if this is blocked by fire? What if you can’t even escape your bedroom? Make a plan today and ensure you and your family all know how to get out safely.

Making an escape plan

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