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Emergency home escape plans

Practising and rehearsing helps ensure a safe escape.

When a sudden emergency happens, you may have little time to gather your household members and safely evacuate your home.

By planning and practising your home escape plan, you can prepare your household to react more quickly and safely if an emergency happens.

Create a floor plan with escape routes

Create up a floor plan of your home that shows:

Your floor plan should also show where these items are located or stored:

Once your floor plan is complete:

Plans for apartments and high-rise buildings

If you live in an apartment or high-rise building, prepare yourself for an emergency by:

During an emergency:

If there’s heavy smoke in the building during an emergency: