Hotel and Travel Safety Statistics

  • Each year, there are an estimated 3,900 hotel and motel fires that cause 15 deaths, 150 injuries and $76 million in property loss.
  • Cooking is the leading cause of hotel and motel fires.

Hotel and Travel Fire Safety Tips

  • Stay in hotels or motels that have hard-wired smoke alarms and an automatic fire sprinkler system in each guest room.
  • Read the fire evacuation plan carefully.
  • Find the two closest exits from your room.
  • Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. This will assist you if you need to evacuate in the dark.
  • Find the fire alarms on your floor.