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If your smoke alarm goes off do you know what to do? You should:

  • Make an escape plan
  • Discuss your escape plan with everyone in your home, especially children, the elderly and disabled
  • Your best escape route is your normal way in and out of your home so keep it clear
  • Think of difficulties you or others may have getting out, for example in the middle of the night
  • Make sure everyone knows where to find door and window keys
  • Consider a second escape route, in case the first is blocked
  • Establish the safest and quickest ways to escape from each part of the house
  • Review your plan regularly
  • Check that everyone can unlock and open doors
  • Remember to shut doors behind you

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