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TOPIC - Home Fire Safety

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Lesson 5 - Escape Plans

Lesson Objectives:

  • For students to understand the importance of escaping a building if there is a fire or other emergency.
  • For students to prepare an escape plan for their home.


Key messages:

  • If there is a fire in the house you need to know how to get out.
  • All households should have a home escape plan that is well known and practiced by all members of the household.
  • Everyone in the house needs to know how to get out, stay out and call Triple Zero (000).

If there is a fire in a building:

  1. Get down low and stay out of smoke.
  2. If it is safe, close doors on your way out/behind you to slow down the spread of fire and smoke.
  3. Alert other people on your way out.
  4. Get out and stay out.
  5. Meet at a safe place, such as the letterbox outside your home.
  6. Call (Triple Zero) 000 from a mobile phone or a neighbour's phone. Ask for FIRE when the call is connected.

Levels 0-1 teaching tools and activities:

Levels 2-4 teaching tools and activities:

  • Activity 5.3 Draw and create your own home fire escape plan
    Students need to go home and practice their escape plan with their household members.
  • Activity 5.4 Role play in groups - the six key points when evacuating a building (listed above)
  • Activity 5.5 Practice the evacuation drill at your site