There are several things families and individuals can do to increase their chances of surviving a fire: If someone doesn't have smoke alarms, install them. At a minimum, put one on every level of the home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. If someone does have alarms, test them today. If they don't work, replace them. Make sure that everyone in the family knows how to get out of every room and how to get out of the home in less than two minutes. Practice that plan.