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Escape plan


When fire takes hold every second counts. In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire.

Do you have an escape plan?

Every home should have a fire escape plan. Accidental home fires by their very nature can catch people unawares. Without an escape plan you are placing the lives of everybody in your home in jeopardy.
Learn how to plan your actions before a fire happens!

Home fire escape plan - grid and instructions

Fire & Rescue NSW has created a page that you can print, draw your escape plan on and when complete place somewhere prominent in your household to keep fresh in your mind (for example, on your fridge). Everyone in your household should discuss and agree about what actions should be taken if a fire was to occur.
Download and complete the home fire escape grid.

Home security and fire safety

Each year in NSW some residents encounter difficulties escaping from fires within their home due to security measures and may even perish as a result of the delay. We recommend a balance between home security and home safety. It is important to be able to lock intruders out, yet in the case of fire, just as important not to lock you or your family in.
Learn more about security measures that can impact on your escape from a fire.

Safe living in high rise buildings

Did you know that in the 2004/05 financial year Fire & Rescue NSW responded to 1933 calls to residential buildings of 4 storeys and above.
Learn more about safe living in high rise buildings.