Smoke alarms placed strategically throughout your home are one component of a safe escape plan when your home is burning. There are others, too, though according to Michael McLeieer, firefighter and president of E.S.C.A.P.E.

McLeieer tells The Richard Piet Show on WBCK smoke alarms have a life expectancy and should be replaced. He also gives tips for escaping a burning home everyone should know.

Hear the whole interview by clicking the player below.