Fire escape plan

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Your chances of escaping a fire successfully will improve if you have an effective plan of action (fire escape plan).

Fire escape plan

  • Draw up an escape plan so that everyone in the house knows what to do if the smoke alarm goes off during the night

  • Establish your route out of the house

  • Include alternative routes in case the way is blocked

  • Make sure that everyone knows where to gather once they are out of the house 

If you are woken by your smoke alarm - stop, think, act !

  • Wake all the members of your family and make your way out together through the nearest exit

  • Once outside call the Fire and Rescue service using the nearest means possible

  • Stay out of the house until the Fire and Rescue service tells you it is safe to return.

  • Remember the Fire Service motto: Get out, get the Fire Service out, stay out! 

How safe is your home?

Complete our online home safety check and you will get a personalised fire safety plan, which will offer advice on how to prevent fires in your home.

Do the online home safety check

Safe and well visit

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service offer a free 'Safe and Well Visit' for people who are aged over 65 and for people who are referred to us by partner agencies because they are considered to be at a particular risk.

Safe and Well Visits incorporate the traditional fire safety information (and smoke alarm fitting), but also offer additional advice on slips, trips, fall prevention and bowel cancer screening.

Book a Safe and Well Visit for over 65's