Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound and understands what to do when they hear the smoke alarm.
Some people, especially children and older adults, may need help to wake up. Make sure someone will wake them if the smoke alarms sounds.
If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place.
Call 911 from outside your home.
Make a Safe Escape
If smoke is blocking your door or first way out, use your second way out.
Smoke is poisonous. If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your way out.
If pets are trapped inside your home, tell firefighters right away. Never re-enter a burning building.
Before opening a door, feel the doorknob and then the door. If either is hot, leave the door closed and use your second way out.
If you cannot get out, close the doors and cover the vents and cracks around the door with cloth or tape. Call 911.