COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH!!!
you ever been in a hotel during a fire? Its a frightening experience,
and you should start thinking about it. For instance, how would you have
acted if you had been in one of these fires?
Hotel, San Francisco
Salle Hotel, Chicago
there have been hundreds more with thousands of deaths, but I think you
are getting the drift. The majority of those people did not have to die.
This statement was made by Captain R.H. Kauffman, Los Angeles County Fire
Department at a recent meeting.
So do you know
what to do in case of a hotel fire? Here are some safety points as a reminder,
that may be vital to your survival.
Fire Escape Plan Once you know your room, check all the exits
available on the floor.
Alarm Installations Ensure you know were the fire alarm installations
on your floor are.
immediately and close all doors behind you. Leave the building immediately
via the exit staircase.
Alarm If you hear the fire alarm, and you are asked to evacuate,
do so immediately via the nearest exit staircase.
not try to take your personal effects with you or attempt to pack
not use the elevators for evacuation.
you are caught in your room, inform the hotel telephone operator,
go to the window and signal people below.
you encounter thick smoke entering your room, take wet towels or
sheets and put them against the door to prevent smoke entering your
you encounter thick smoke whilst trying to leave, get on to the
floor and crawl to escape.
not jump out of the building (higher floors) as rescue might not
be far away.
remember that not many people have died due to burning, but from smoke,
toxic gas inhalation and /or panic. Panic is acknowledged to be the result
of not knowing what to do in emergency.
from the Flight
Attendants Association of Australia.