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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



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

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

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