Know how to escape
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.