There are several things you can do to be safe from fire. First, it is extremely important to have working smoke alarms. Also, it is important to have a home escape plan in place. Create a floor plan of your home designating 2 ways out of every room. Then select a safe place outside where everyone will meet after exiting. Some families choose a mailbox or a tree. Once you have drawn your plan, it is time to practice. Practice as often as you can by having drills during the day and night and exiting from different rooms. Your goal is to get out in seconds!
Other Safety Tips
In addition, you should:
Allow at least 3 feet of space around space heaters
Clean out your dryer vents
Have a qualified inspector check your furnace and chimney
Inspect your home for hazards that could cause a fire
Make sure matches and lighters are kept away from children