your vision so be aware of the obstacles that might block the path to your nearest exit. Get your children involved by asking them to draw a layout of your home including arrows where they can safely escape, and keep it on the fridge so it’s always front-of-mind.
Once you get outside, call 111 or ask a neighbour to.
To show you why you need an escape plan and a safe meeting place, The New Zealand Fire Service has just launched Escape My House, a 360-degree video experience that gets you up close and personal with a real house fire.
Confronting footage of a real house fire teaches viewers how important it is to have an escape plan, just in case the unthinkable happens to them. To experience it for yourself, visit escapemyhouse.co.nz. From there, you can go on to easily create your own customised escape plan using the online Escape Planner tool.