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Do you have a home fire escape plan?

A house fire can move quickly, and toxic smoke can fill a house rapidly….and you might have as little as 15 seconds to escape! To get out safely, you need working smoke alarms and a well-practiced fire escape plan, just like Robin explains in the video above.

It can take as little as 5 minutes to plan your escape with everyone in your house, but the consequences could save your life – or that of your loved ones.

There are three simple steps to protect yourself and your household:

1: CHECK your smoke alarms work
2: CREATE a home fire escape plan
3: PRACTISE it so everyone knows their role

 

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And remember, preventing fires starting is a great place to start.

  • Never leave candles, cooking or open flames unattended.
  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Don’t store flammable items near your cook top.
  • Place screens in front of open fires.
  • Be careful of loose-fitting clothes near heaters and the stove.
  • Make sure heaters and power cords are not a tripping hazard.
  • Keep portable heaters away from curtains, tablecloths and bedding.
  • Clean your dryer filter every time you use it.
  • Don’t overload power points and switch them off when not in use.
  • Check gas appliances regularly.
  • Be extremely cautious when using candles.

For more information visit www.qfes.qld.gov.au/fireescape.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Authorised by the QLD Government, Brisbane

Want more? Here's one of our favourite moments from Robin Terry & Bob!