Monday 6 December 2010

Today’s the day for learning a simple but cunning plan so that you know what to do if you’re in a building where there’s a fire.

Thinking about it now, on a normal day, means that you won’t suddenly have to try to work out what to do at the last minute.

Most people never have to use an escape plan, but the people who do are ever so glad they thought about it before it happened.

Talk about it with your family. Perhaps you could all make the plan while you’re having tea!

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The person who discovers the fire should shout to make sure everyone knows about it.

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Don’t try to hide from the fire, and don’t start looking for toys to take with you.

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The best escape route is the normal way in and out of your home. Choose a second escape route in case the first one is blocked.

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If you can't use any of your routes, you’ll need to think of the safest room to wait in.

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Everyone should get out of the building as soon as possible. Don’t go back in.

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Using a mobile phone or a neighbour’s phone, call 999 and ask for the fire and rescue service. Give the address of the fire slowly and carefully.

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The firefighters are on their way!

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