Almost without exception, each of us went out of our homes and stayed in hotels, resorts or institution for breakfast. Often we become "relaxed", being on the sidelines, because we can not be aware of the danger that fire is, especially in unfamiliar conditions. Let's look at some things that you should do to minimize the risks while away from home.
Even before you go on a trip, experts on fires strongly suggest you do some research to find out if your hotel fire safety plan. Does the establishment of smoke detectors and a sprinkler system? In addition, you have to collect and pack personal survival kit that includes a flashlight, portable smoke detector and a roll of wide ribbon. During a trip abroad, you have to learn the word "fire" in the native language.
At the end of arrival, you should ask about the plan of evacuation of the hotel, to find out where the fire alarm, and see if there is room in your smoke detectors and a sprinkler system. If the institution has a disadvantage in any of these areas, we strongly think to stay elsewhere.
After staying in the room, check the windows to make sure they open and close properly (if they are not sealed). Determine at least two ways out of the room, if any, and will learn how to open the door in the dark. Keep your room key and a flashlight by your bed and remember where they are permanent.
If your room will start a fire, leave immediately and bring a key to the room. Close the door and slide the fire alarm. Quickly go to the security and do not use the elevator. Once you are on the ground floor, immediately leave the building.
If a fire starts in another location of the building, take the key and a flashlight. Put the back of the hand to the door to find out, it's hot, and then check out the hallway smoke. When the smoke was detected, crawl low on the floor and go through the first ladder you see. Again, do not use the elevator.
If you touch the door to your room you will find that there is hot a large amount of smoke, the fire is near, and you need to stay in your room. Call for help fill the bathtub with water, and the bottom doors moisten wet towels or mat. Seal the edge of the door and, if possible, hang a sheet from the window to signal for help. If your windows are tight, try to break them up a chair or other blunt instrument. Finally, wait until you come to the fire workers, and never try to jump from your room window.
Or that you feel these extreme preventive measures? They may seem so, if you are not a frequent traveler. Many fire codes, which we take for granted in the United States, in some other countries is much lower – if you did not exist. Take the necessary precautions before the trip to make sure that your stay in the facility safe.