• NOTE: Kids have fire drills at school and adults have them at work. Why shouldn’t you have them at home? Fires are frightening and can cause panic. By rehearsing different scenarios, your family will be less likely to waste precious time trying to figure out what to do. Planned escape routes are a necessity. Always plan two from each room, in case one is blocked by fire. Make sure that the windows in every room are easy to open and are not painted over or nailed shut. They might be your only way out of a fire.