Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Create a 3-Step-Escape plan

Did you know a house fire can kill you in less than three minutes? 

In a fire, you'll probably be scared and disorientated. Toxic smoke might make it hard to breathe and see clearly.

You will only have 1 or 2 minutes from the sounding of the smoke alarm to when your life is seriously threatened by fire or smoke.

That's why it's essential to have an escape plan in place, to practice it regularly, and to know how to get to safety quickly.

Build your escape plan

To build your escape plan, we will ask you to think about: 

  • Smoke alarms in your home
  • What are your best and alternative ways out
  • A safe place where everyone will meet.

Discuss and practice your escape plan

Everyone who lives in the property needs to know the best ways out in the event of a fire. Make sure you all practice your escape plan every 3 - 6 months.

3-Step-Escape Plan campaign resources

View the latest escape planning campaign resources designed for our partner agencies and stakeholders to use to share our fire safety messages in the community.