The next time you burn a batch of bacon, filling your kitchen with smoke and setting off your fire alarm, react quickly. Remove the pan, furiously fan the air around the alarm with a kitchen towel and give your pet a treat.
Reddit user u/Jajaninetynine explains why:
If your fire alarm goes off, call your pets and give them a treat. Eventually they will come when the alarm goes off, saving you from wasting time looking for pets during an evacuation.
You can do this when the alarm goes off unexpectedly, as well as when you test it, which the NSW Fire & Rescue says we should be doing once a month. The resulting treat should make your dog or cat slightly less terrified of the blaring noise and more likely to come running for you instead of hiding under the chair should a real fire ever break out.
Disclaimer: This does not work with fish.