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.
Be a Hero, Save a Hero ® is the community risk reduction program of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The goal of the program is to encourage the public to be pro-active in fire safety by raising awareness and increasing knowledge of smoke alarms, fire sprinklers and other general fire safety practices.