Have You Made
A Fire Action Plan?

Chelmsford and Maldon Community Command
Make your plan. Get out alive
If your smoke alarm went off in the night would you know what to do? This page explains how to make a fire action plan for your home. Read it now - it could save lives.
Plan together now
1. Take everyone into account
Make your fire action plan with everyone in your household, especially children and elderly or disabled people.
2. Your best escape route is your normal way in and out of your home
Decide on a different route as well, in case the normal one is blocked. Keep all escape routes clear.
3. Tell everyone in your household where you keep your door and window keys
You can be safe as well as secure if you make sure that anyone who needs to get out in an emergency can easily open doors and windows.
4. When it's safer to stay in your home
If your escape route is blocked, it may be safer to stay put and protect yourself until the Fire Brigade arrives. Find a suitable room now. Choose one with a window that opens and, if possible, a phone so that you can call 999. If the stairs in a block of flats are blocked by fire or smoke, don't use the lift. Stay calm and go back inside your flat - it's designed to keep fire out. Close the door and follow the safety steps in this leaflet.
If you would like free advice on making your fire action plan, contact your local Fire Brigade. The number is in your local phone book.
When you make your fire action plan:
Always include children and elderly and disabled people;
Choose the best escape route and another way out, and keep them clear;
Tell everyone where the door and window keys are; and
If you can't escape, it's safer to stay in your home, protect yourself, and wait to be rescued.
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