If a fire occurs in your
premises, your safety will depend on calm, rational action.
An escape plan can be your key
to a safe way out.
An escape plan is a strategy
for a safe exit from your home, office, factory etc
the floor plan of your premises (home, office, factory
etc.) on a piece of paper
Post your plan where it
can easily be seen (refrigerator, behind your door)
Be sure to include:
doors and windows
and alternate exits
assignments (who will call fire service, sound alarm,
check that everyone got out, etc.)
of smoke detectors
Your plan may look good on paper, but
will it really work?
Do regular drills to test your plan and
adjust it as needed
Practice using alternate route (Doors
Children should practice getting out of
windows (only under adult supervision)
SOME SURVIVAL TIPS
If you hear the smoke detector, smell smoke or
someone shouting fire:
CRAWL TO THE DOOR
on your knees and hands, not on your stomach, for fresh air
FEEL THE DOOR
before opening it
If it is cool, brace yourself against it and open
If you notice smoke or heat, close it immediately.
USE ALTERNATE EXIT
– window if possible- if the door is hot or smoke comes through it
SIGNAL FOR HELP-
by waving a sheet or any light coloured clothing if you cannot escape
through the window
GO TO THE
to check that everyone got out and to meet the Fire Service
NEVER GO BACK INTO A
BURNING BUILDING- Tell fire fighters
immediately if someone is left in the building.
IF YOUR CLOTHES CATCH
FIRE- in an
attempt to escape, don’t run around. Lie down and roll around.
PLAN FOR ANY SPECIAL NEEDS
Certain people face greater risks during a
You may need to make special arrangements
By contacting the Fire Service.