Car and Hotel Safety Tips When Traveling
The first and
most obvious tip to safeguarding your automobile is to remove all valuable items
which can be seen. That means things like packages, bags, radar detectors, cell
phones, cameras and audio/video equipment. Either place these items in your trunk
or take them with you. Once inside the hotel, you can use a safe to store your
valuables. Also, double-check and make sure to roll up all of the windows and
lock your vehicle.
you get to your room, keep these tips in mind:
Keep the room door locked, especially deadbolts.
Do not let
anyone in your room without properly identifying them first. Use the door's peep
hole, if there's any question concerning the person's identity, ring the front
desk as soon as possible.
Safeguard your room key at all times. Do not give your key to others. Do not leave
your key in the room or in the door.
Find the location
of the two exits nearest your room. Also, count the number of doors between your
room and the nearest exit so you will have a reference point if the hallway is
smoky. Locate alarms and extinguishers in your area. Look out the window and note
height and surroundings for reference.
When you hear
an alarm, don't investigate. If you smell smoke, immediately notify the hotel
If there is
a fire in your room, get out immediately and close the door. Once you have left, pull the fire alarm and report the fire.
If the fire
is not in your room, leave if possible. First, feel your door. If it is cool,
open it slowly and proceed to the nearest exit. Crawl when smoke is present (fresh
air will be at floor level). Make sure to bring your key in case you can't use
If the fire
is outside your room, but your door is hot, DO NOT open your door. Your room may
be the safest place to be. Seal the cracks of your door with wet towels and shut
off all fans and air conditioners. If possible, signal from your window and report
your location in the hotel to the operator. Also, fill the tub with water and seal cracks
of the bathroom door with wet towels. Cover your face with wet towels. Wait for
security and the fire department to arrive to be rescued.
Never use an
elevator during a fire. It's possible they could stop at the fire floor or not