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Old 01-30-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Thank you Kevin...And hotel fire safety tips that could save your life

Kevin, Thank you for your PSA on the latest podcast. My heart goes out to the family and friends of those young people in Brazil.

Since so many of us stay in hotels, whether on Disney property or not, here are hotel fire safety tips from the U.S. Fire administration:

PLAN AHEAD

When making your reservations, ask if the hotel or motel has smoke alarms and an automatic fire sprinkler system.

When traveling, take a flashlight with you.

Read the fire evacuation plan carefully. If one is not posted in your room, request one from the front desk.

Locate the two exits nearest your room.

Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. This will assist you in the need of an emergency evacuation especially in a smoke-filled hallway with limited visibility.

Locate the fire alarms on your floor.

LIFE SAFETY TIPS

Never smoke in bed.

If the fire is in your room, get out quickly. Close the door, sound the alarm and notify the front desk.

Always use a stairwell, never an elevator. The elevator could stop at the floor of the fire.

If the fire is not in your room, leave if it is safe to do so. Be sure to take your room key with you in case fire blocks your escape and you need to re-enter your room.

To check the hallway for fire, touch the door with the back of your hand to test the temperature. If the door is cool, get low to the floor, brace your shoulder against the door and open it slowly. Be ready to close it quickly if there are flames on the other side. Crawl low in the smoke to the nearest exit; the freshest air is near the floor.

If your room door is hot, do not open it. Instead, seal the door with wet towels or sheets. Turn off the fan, heater, and air conditioner. Call the fire department to give your location. Signal from your window.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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I usually do check out the evacuation plan, but it just occurred to me that I haven't taught my pre-teen children to do this!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #3
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Kevin, Thank you for your PSA on the latest podcast. My heart goes out to the family and friends of those young people in Brazil.

Since so many of us stay in hotels, whether on Disney property or not, here are hotel fire safety tips from the U.S. Fire administration:

PLAN AHEAD

When making your reservations, ask if the hotel or motel has smoke alarms and an automatic fire sprinkler system.

When traveling, take a flashlight with you.

Read the fire evacuation plan carefully. If one is not posted in your room, request one from the front desk.

Locate the two exits nearest your room.

Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. This will assist you in the need of an emergency evacuation especially in a smoke-filled hallway with limited visibility.

Locate the fire alarms on your floor.

LIFE SAFETY TIPS

Never smoke in bed.

If the fire is in your room, get out quickly. Close the door, sound the alarm and notify the front desk.

Always use a stairwell, never an elevator. The elevator could stop at the floor of the fire.

If the fire is not in your room, leave if it is safe to do so. Be sure to take your room key with you in case fire blocks your escape and you need to re-enter your room.

To check the hallway for fire, touch the door with the back of your hand to test the temperature. If the door is cool, get low to the floor, brace your shoulder against the door and open it slowly. Be ready to close it quickly if there are flames on the other side. Crawl low in the smoke to the nearest exit; the freshest air is near the floor.

If your room door is hot, do not open it. Instead, seal the door with wet towels or sheets. Turn off the fan, heater, and air conditioner. Call the fire department to give your location. Signal from your window.
Another is; never stay above the 8th floor. Ladder Trucks can't reach above the 8th floor if you're trapped in your room.
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