Know how to es­cape

Gatton Star - - LOCKYER FARM MACHINERY WEATHER LIFE -

IF A FIRE broke out in your house right now, would you know how to es­cape?

What if the fire pre­vented you from get­ting out that way, what’s your plan B?

Th­ese are ques­tions QFES Gat­ton sta­tion of­fi­cer Brad Jeffs said ev­ery fam­ily should know off the top of their heads.

Mr Jeffs said it was vi­tal for fam­i­lies to sit down and work out what they needed to do in the event of a fire.

He warned no one ex­pected house fires, but ev­ery­one needed to be ready.

“You need to be pre­pared for it,” Mr Jeffs said.

“Talk to your fam­ily about your fire es­cape plan so if an un­for­tu­nate thing does oc­cur, you can all es­cape safely.”

He said the fire safety mes­sage of ‘get down low and go, go, go’ was still valid but it was also im­por­tant to have more than one plan.

“If there’s a fire in one part of the house and they’re try­ing to es­cape there and they can’t, they should have a plan B,” he said.

He en­cour­aged fam­i­lies to reg­u­larly prac­tise their es­cape plan, dur­ing both day and night.

If you need help pre­par­ing your plan, visit the QFES web­site.

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