VACATION, CAMPING AND OUTDOORS
If you’re arrangement a vacation and your homebased will be empty, you can go absent with a abler mind and less concern if you check your home before sendoff. Check to make sure that all cooktops and electrical applications have been turned off or detached. Unplug all TV sets and radios. Fast storms or sudden electrical surges could cause a fire in this gear while you’re away. When your reappearance from your vacation, check your smoke sensor to make sure it is functioning. Series could run down or other mechanisms could fail while you’re away.
When you are traveling away from home and remaining in a motel or hotel, it is important to know existence actions in case there is a fire. Many important fires have happened in high rise hotels such as the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and the hotel fire in Panama.
Select a hotel or motel that, at a least, has a smoke detector installed. It is better to select lodging that also has fire sprayer systems in place. If you must stay in an ability without smoke sensors or sprinklers, request a room on the first or second floor.
When you first get in your apartment, recite the fire safety info given. It is usually posted near or on the back of the entry door. Just like in your home, you need to plan your escape ahead of time. Locate the two exits nearest your room. Make sure the fire exit doors work and are unlocked. Locate the nearest fire alarm and read the operating instructions. In a real fire, the hallway may become dark with smoke so count the number of doors from your room to each exit. This means you will see where you are in case you get held in a dark hallway. Keep your room key and a flashlight near the bed.
If you hear the fire alarm sound, or suspect a fire in the hotel, investigate, don’t go back to sleep. If you look fire or burn, call the hotel desk and the fire department instantaneously. Tell the person who answers the phone what room you are in.
If you listen the fire alarm, check the door with the back of your hand. If it is cool, slowly open the door and exit. If the apartment is hot, leave it closed and stay in the room. Fill the bathtub with water. Place wet towels or sheets into cracks around the door to keep smoke out. Call the fire department and tell them you are trapped in your room, and give them the room number.
If the gate of apartment is not burning and the lobby is not smoky, go to the closest fire exit. Be sure to take your room key with you. You might have to return to your room and want to be sure you can get back in. Crawl low under smoke down the hallway to the fire exit. Put a misty cloth over your nose and mouth. As you leaving, pull the near fire alarm to caution other occupants, then leave the building. If you cannot go down, try to go up to the roof. Attract attention so they will know where you are.
If a fire flinches in your room, leave instantaneously and close the door behind you to restrain the fire and smoke to the room. Activate the fire alarm and call the fire department once you are safely out of danger.
Never use an elevator under fire conditions. Always take the stairs when exiting from a high-rise building. Elevators can malfunction. Several are heat-activated and have been known to stop right at the fire floor.