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In a nutshell, it’s the plan that could save your life in an emergency. In a smoky, scary atmosphere, it’s easy to freeze, panic and become disorientated. By planning and practicing how you will escape with the whole family, you can be more confident about a safe escape.
Here you can find out more about how to make an escape plan, and where to get help and extra support if you need it – this is especially important if you (or someone in your home) might find it difficult to escape quickly without assistance.
The details of your escape plan will depend on your home, and the people you share it with. Choose the button that describes your living circumstances most closely – there’s different advice for different kinds of home.
Simple fire escape plan. If you live in a bungalow, house or flat within a converted older building, this is the page for you.
Fire escape plan for flat. If you live in a purpose-built flat, bedsit or maisonette, your escape plan isn't the same as a house. Here's what you need to know…