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Family story: ‘Why I involve the whole household in our fire evacuation plan’

Family story: ‘Why I involve the whole household in our fire evacuation plan’

It was when we returned home that the tears began. 

“You should have told me we were leaving because of a fire,” she said. “I didn’t get a chance to take my teddy bear, and I was worried about him.” 

With my partner being a volunteer firefighter, activating our household’s evacuation plan is up to me. On that day, I tried to make it easier by avoiding telling the kids why we were ‘going out’. But it didn’t quite work out that way.