Home > Services > Regional Burn Center > Home Safety Services Home Safety In case of a fire Do you know of an emergency or second exit? A window can be used if a door is blocked by smoke, heat or gases. Do you have a signal to alert entire family? A whistle, pounding on the wall, shouting, etc. Do you have an identified meeting place after exit? Everyone should be instructed to gather a predetermined meeting place. Never go back into the house. Call the Fire Department. Use a neighbor's phone. Never go back into the home. Educate your family Sleep with the bedroom door closed. If door is hot to the touch or if smoke is coming into room around the door, do not open the door. Leave the room by another exit. If trapped inside a room, drop to crawl position to reach the cleanest air. Try to crawl to a safe exit. Store coil, rope or window ladder to provide a safe exit from second story room. Know where your home's smoke detector is located and what it sounds like. Plan, discuss, and practice normal and emergency exits from your home. Hold regular fire drills.