Almost everyone left home and lived in a hotel, motel. Often people relax, being away from home, until they realize the likelihood of a gift in the form of a fire, especially in unfamiliar surroundings. Take a look at some of the things you can do to minimize your risks while away from home.
Fire experts recommend conducting research before starting your trip to find out if your hotel has a fire safety plan. Does this facility have smoke detectors and fire suppression systems? In addition, you will need to collect and pack your personal survival kit, which should include a flashlight, portable smoke detector, and a roll of wide scotch tape. When traveling abroad, you must learn the word 'fire' in the local language.
Upon check-in, you must immediately ask the hotel for an evacuation plan. Also check if there are smoke detectors and fire suppression systems in your room. If a hotel is in short supply in any of these areas, consider staying elsewhere.
Once you arrive at your room, check the windows to make sure they open and close (if they are not closed). See if there is another way out of the room. And if there is one, then find out how to unlock the door in the dark. Keep your room key and flashlight next to your bed and remember where they are at all times.
When a fire starts in your room, you should immediately leave and take your room key with you. Turn on the fire alarm if it did not automatically turn on. Never use the elevator when going down to the first floor. Once you are there, leave the building immediately.
If the fire starts elsewhere, take the key and flashlight with you. Place the back of your hand against the door to check if they are hot. And then check the hallway for smoke. If you find smoke and it creeps low along the floor, then exit through the first staircase that you see. Again, don't use the elevator.
If, when you touch the door of your room, you find that they are hot and there is a small amount of smoke in the room, then this means that there is a fire nearby. In this case, you need to stay in the room. Call for help, fill the tub with water, close the gap in the bottom of the door with wet towels or a wet carpet. If possible, hang the sheet out of the window to signal for help. If the windows are airtight, try breaking them and opening them with a chair or other blunt object. Finally, wait for the firefighters to come to you. And never try to jump out of your room window.
Doing these preventative measures seem extreme to you? Or you may feel like you don't travel often. Many of the fire safety standards that we take for granted in the United States are far below the standard, if any, in other countries. Take the necessary precautions before your trip to ensure that your stay will be safe.