Traveling is fun. People usually travel during the summertime and stay at hotels and resorts. Many people also spend time in hotels and resorts all year-round to celebrate various holidays. Some travel for business. While lodging, nobody thinks about a fire as something that can reasonably happen. That is why we’re here to prepare you for the “what if” scenarios. A well-prepared fire escape plan can be important to know if the unthinkable occurs. If you are planning a hotel stay any time soon, read on for these fire safety tips.
Become Familiar With Emergency Exit Routes
Upon entering a lodging space, looking for emergency exit routes is the last thing on travelers’ minds. They either want to get right into their room to sleep or leave their luggage so they can start their vacation. Before you do this, it is important to observe all entrances and exits, especially those near your room. When a fire breaks out, there will be plenty of smoke and heat, potentially causing panic and confusion. These factors can lead to disorientation. Knowing where emergency exits are might not seem like such a challenging thing to do, but how can you find your way when you can barely see. Always consider what you would do if a fire alarm is activated. Think of your escape plan, where to go, and how to do this safely. Doing so will keep you prepared for any situation.
Protect Yourself from Smoke Inhalation
Fire deaths are most often caused by smoke inhalation. Smoke contains irritants that make it difficult to breathe. If you notice smoke coming from under your door, then touch the door handle to see if it’s hot. If it is hot or even warm and to the touch, it likely means the fire is close, and you will need another way to escape. A wet towel under the door will prevent smoke from entering the room. We suggest turning off air conditioning or room fans. Listen for instructions broadcast from the fire alarm system and follow those instructions.
Tips for Evacuating Safely
If you have to leave quickly, don’t attempt to take our personal belongings. You can replace things but, not a life. At most, you can place your valuables together in a small bag near the bed so you can grab them quickly. Smoke rises, so it is vital to say low to the ground and crawl. Pay attention to any instructions broadcast over the fire alarm system. If you’re with your family, designate a location outside for everyone to meet.
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.