In addition to maintaining smoke detectors in good working order, it is important to keep emergency phone numbers near your phone, or program them into your mobile device.
You should have a family plan, especially if you have young children, regarding how and where to exit your home in the event of a fire.
The common sense advice is normally to get low, cover your mouth, and feel the doorknob, first. If the doorknob to an exit door is warm, don’t open the door. Instead, find the coolest, easiest exit route, and then designate a family meeting place a safe distance outside of your home. Make sure to call the Fire Department after you escape.