South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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A firefighter wearing black fire kit and a yellow helmet holds an oxygen mask to a lady's face. In the background is a block of flats.

Escaping a fire

If your smoke alarms go off or you discover a fire in your home, get out, stay out and call 999.

  • Choose the best escape route– usually your normal way in and out of the home
  • If the first route is blocked, think of a second one, and keep those routes cleared at all times
  • Make sure everyone knows where to find door and window keys so they can get to them quickly in the event of a fire
  • Practice your escape plan with everyone if your house, so everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire

Watch our video to find out how to plan an escape route

This content was last updated on June 29th, 2021