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Northern Ont. fire services stress the importance of having an escape plan


Northern Ontario fire services are reminding residents of the importance of creating an escape plan in case of a fire.

When a fire breaks out, it’s too late to come up with a plan, said officials.

Fire services across the north are reminding residents to make just-in-case escape plans.

Greater Sudbury’s Chief Fire Prevention Officer Phil Doiron said he suggests that everyone in the household should be part of the planning and practicing processes.

“You know, there are some families that care for aging parents that may be living with them or their parents are living in an apartment complex or what not,” said Doiron.

“All scenarios are equally as important to the planning, the what are you going to do in the event of a fire, how are you going to get out, multiple ways to get out, meeting place, stay out, all that kind of stuff, so it’s important for all ages,”

Doiron told CTV News he recommends families practice their escape routes at least twice a year to help keep it at the forefront of their minds. Top Stories

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