There should be a smoke detector on each floor of your home. The battery should be changed twice a year. The best time is when we change our clocksfor daylight savings time.
Your family should have an escape plan. How would you get out of your house in the case of an emergency? You should have two plans of escape. After you have escaped, you need to have a safe meeting place. Your meeting place should be in front of your house, so when emergency services arrive we can see you. That way you can tell us that everyone is out and if there is anything special we need to know about (ie. pets, chemicals, or important papers.