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Hotel and Vacation Rental Fire Safety

When it comes to hotel and vacation rental fire safety, it's of utmost importance to be knowledgeable and prepared.

When it comes to hotel and vacation rental fire safety, it’s of utmost importance to be knowledgeable and prepared. Fires can take place unexpectedly, and they can pose a huge risk to the safety of you and your loved ones, as well as to the property around you. By being aware of the different fire safety rules and regulations in place, you can help to prevent fires from starting and minimize their impact. Checking that your accommodation has smoke detectors and fire extinguishers is an important first step. It’s also essential to know where the marked fire exits are and to familiarize yourself with how to exit the property quickly and safely in the event of an emergency. In addition to these measures, it’s important to have practical skills such as knowing how to stop, drop, and roll and how to properly use a fire extinguisher. By taking the time to understand hotel and vacation rental fire safety, you can greatly increase the likelihood of having a safe and enjoyable vacation.

Hotel and Vacation Rental Fire Safety

Hotels and motels

    • Fire safety is important, even when you are away from home.
    • Stay in hotels and motels that have hard-wired smoke alarms and an automatic fire sprinkler system in each guest room.
    • Read the evacuation plan carefully.
    • Find the 2 closest exits from your room.
    • Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. This will help if you need to get out in the dark.
    • Find the fire alarms on your floor.
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Hotel-Motel National Master List
Use the Hotel-Motel National Master List to find hotels and motels that have at least 1 hard-wired, single-station smoke alarm in each guest room and an automatic fire sprinkler system in each guest room for buildings that are 4 or more stories tall.

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Vacation and short-term rentals
Be sure:

    • Everyone knows the address of the rental.
    • Everyone knows 2 ways out of every room and out of the rental if there is an emergency.
    • There are working smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the rental.
    • There are working carbon monoxide alarms on every level of the rental.
    • You can open all doors and windows that lead outside.
    • Everyone knows the location of the fire extinguishers.
    • You choose an outside meeting place a safe distance from the rental.

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