A quick escape is vital, so everyone needs to know their role when a fire breaks out.
|When an alarm sounds in the early hours you may be sleepy, the sound of the alarm or sight of flames could cause panic, so it is also important to practise your plan.|
|Smoke can be disorientating, visibility is likely to be poor and electricity and lighting could be cut. This will complicate your escape.|
Discuss your plan with everyone
|During family gatherings.|
|When new housemates move in.|
|When you move into a new property.|