Hotel Fire-Safe List Safety Tips

Fire at the Princeton Hotel, Princeton, BC, Canada, April 8, 2006
Fire at the Princeton Hotel, Princeton, BC, Canada, April 8, 2006

 

When traveling, it is important to become familiar with your surroundings. The St. Albans City Fire Department would like you to review the following safety tips to assist you in preparing for fire safe traveling.

Plan Ahead

 

When making your reservations, ask if the hotel or motel has smoke detectors and fire sprinklers.

Monte Carlo Hotel Fire, Las Vegas, Nevada January 25, 2008
Monte Carlo Hotel Fire, Las Vegas, Nevada January 25, 2008

When traveling, take a flashlight with you.

Read the fire evacuation plan carefully. If one is not posted in your room, request one from the front desk.

Locate the two exits from your room.

Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. This will assist you in the need of an emergency evacuation.

Locate the fire alarms on your floor.

Never smoke in bed.

 

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Super 8 Motel Fire, Powell, Wyoming, October 29, 2007
Super 8 Motel Fire, Powell, Wyoming, October 29, 2007
Safety Steps

 

If the fire is in your room, get out quickly. Close the door, sound the alarm and notify the front desk.

 

Always use a stairwell, never an elevator. The elevator could stop at the floor of the fire.

 

If the fire is not in your room, leave if it is safe to do so. Be sure to take your room key with you in case fire blocks your escape and you need to re-enter your room.

 

To check the hallway for fire, touch the door with the

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Fire, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 21, 1980
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Fire, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 21, 1980
back of your hand to test the temperature. If the door is cool, get low to the floor, brace your shoulder against the door and open it slowly. Be ready to close it quickly if there are flames on the other side. Crawl low in the smoke to the nearest exit; the freshest air is near the floor.

 

If your room door is hot, do not open it. Instead, seal the door with wet towels or sheets. Turn off the fans and air conditioners. Call the fire department to give your location. Signal from your window.

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