Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hotel Fire Safety Tips

Fires are scary when they happen in your own home, but what if they happen when you're staying in a hotel?  Here are a few extra steps you need to take to ensure you'll be prepared if a fire breaks out in your hotel.

Be safe when traveling

  • Choose a hotel/motel that is protected by both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system.
    When you check in, ask the front desk what the fire alarm sounds like.
    When you enter your room, review the escape plan posted in your room.
    Take the time to find the exits and count the number of doors between your room and the exit. Make sure the exits are unlocked. If they are locked, report it to management right away.
    Keep your room key by your bed and take it with you if there is a fire.
    If the alarm sounds, leave right away, closing all doors behind you. Use the stairs — never use elevators during a fire.
    If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit.

If you can't escape ...

  • Shut off fans and air conditioners.
  • Stuff wet towels in the crack around the doors.
  • Call the fire department and let them know your location.
  • Wait at the window and signal with a flashlight or light colored cloth.

Source: National Fire Protection Association

1 comment:

  1. Fire in the home or in business premises can have a devastating impact for those involved. Injuries, fatalities and the destruction of buildings will occur in a fire and that is obviously something we all want to avoid. And, by taking some elementary safeguards, the risk of fire in the home or indeed at work can be greatly reduced.

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