When I had my house built, I knew that the fact that there were multiple stories might possibly cause some issues with safety. The most important thing to me is the safety of my family, and the last thing that I would ever want would be for one of my kids to be stuck in their bedroom on the second floor during a fire. This is precisely why I decided to buy a fire escape ladder for each room on the upper floor. The ladders that I bought for each room are portable enough to where they can be stored in a small closet, and that means that they never take up a whole lot of space. In the event of a fire emergency, all anyone would have to do would be to grab the ladder, throw it out a window, and begin climbing down to safety.
This is obviously not the only safety measure that I decided to take with this house, but it is one that was very simple to come up with. I do also have a monitored security system that will contact the authorities in the event of any kind of emergency in my home, including a fire, but knowing that my kids would not have to wait for the fire department to arrive in order to get out of the house is something that helps me sleep a whole lot better at night. These escape ladders are really excellent for home use.
If you have a home with more than one floor, I would definitely suggest getting at least one of these ladders for your upper floors. Just having them available should you ever happen to need them is something that will definitely help you to feel more secure in your home.