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Fire Safety - Escape

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Authors Home Modification Information Clearinghouse
Published
Audience Consumers, Industry
ISBN 978-0-7334-3988-9
DOI 10.26288/60eb9f38b8a4b

Fires in the home can cause confusion, injuries and deaths. Having a fire safety or escape plan for your home can help you remain calm and healthy. This factsheet aims to help older people and people with disabilities protect themselves from fires in the house and develop and implement an Escape Plan for the place they live. It provides guidance on how to prepare and practise a safe Escape Plan, considering the layout and contents of their home and the abilities of everyone who lives there. 


Table of Contents

What is involved in the development of a safe Escape Plan?

1. Make an evacuation plan

Households with people that require additional help

People with disability or older people living alone

2. Practise evacuating the house

3. Eliminate the risks from home fires

Special fire safety equipment for older people and people with disability 

Where can I find more information?


Specialist Review Panel

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Nicholas LoderLand and Housing Corporation Industry Panel
Greg KilleenSpinal Cord Injuries Australia

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