When a smoke alarm sounds, we all know what to do right? Find the nearest exit, go outside, and stay out! Make an escape plan with your family and remember to practice it. Once you are outside, go to your meeting place.
Smoke can be dangerous. Smoke can be just as dangerous as fire. Get below the smoke. Crawl on your hands and knees keeping your head one to two feet above the floor, where the air will be the coolest and cleanest. Stay low and go! When escaping a fire, make sure you first test the doorknob and spaces around the door with the back of your hand. If it is cool, slowly open the door and look for signs of smoke or fire. If you should encounter smoke, heat, or flames try an alternate escape route.