Examine all possible exits and escape routes in your home. Households with children should consider creating a fire evacuation plan that includes two exits from each room, including windows and doors. Mark the location of each smoke alarm as well. A closed door can help contain the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. When you have young kids in the home, it is critical to have a plan. Children may become very scared and require clear direction and assistance in leaving the house. Unless an adult shows them how to escape or what to do, they may not know how to run or what to do.