When a fire breaks out, time is short because it can spread fast and fear strikes. Have a plan and do what you can do protect your family now while you're not dealing with an emergency.
Do you have working smoke detectors? They should be replaced every ten years and batteries should be replaced regularly. I also learned that ionization detectors may not even work, depending on the type of smoke from what's burning You may be better served by a photoelectric type of smoke detectors, They actually are more sensitive to some types of fire.
Here's what happened to me.