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NSW Escape Day

Published: 16th June 2007

Held on the third Saturday of Winter - June 16th 2007

Escape Day is designed to be a fun event that will focus the public's attention on home fire safety with firefighters assisting the public in filling out their own escape plan at their local participating McDonalds outlet.

It will be widely promoted across NSW through media coverage, promotions in local communities by the NSW Fire Brigades and participating McDonalds Restaurants.

The NSWFB's investigation of house fire deaths has shown that most deaths occurred because people did not manage to escape. In combination with working smoke alarms, an escape plan greatly increases the chances of survival in the event of fire.