Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

A firebreak is defined in section 6 of the Act as “a natural or an artificial physical barrier against the spread of fire from or into any area of continuous flammable material.”

As a risk reduction tool, a firebreak can provide a window of opportunity for suppression and evacuation. It also provides time for Fire and Emergency to deploy its resources to stop/reduce the speed and spread of wildfire and to undertake other firefighting strategies.

We use a Science-based assessment system to decide if a firebreak or some other intervention is the best way to manage the risk in a particular location. Each assessment has an assessor, peer review and final decision steps to ensure our intervention is justifiable and our decision can be defended if required.