Your ability to get out of your house during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.
Make a HOME ESCAPE PLAN. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
Know at least two ways out of every room, if possible.
Have an outside meeting place (like a tree, light, pole, or mailbox) a safe distance from the home
Practice your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
Practice using different ways out
Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can't help them
Close doors behind you as you leave
IF YOU HEAR THE SMOKE ALARM, GET OUT AND STAY OUT
If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out