What to Do When You Experience a Fire While Traveling?

Fires are common in many countries, so knowing what to do when you experience a fire while travelling is important. Here are a few tips to help you be safe and survive the situation.

First, try to calm yourself down and stay as calm as possible. This will increase your chances of surviving.

Don’t panic

Whether you are visiting a high-rise hotel, on the deck of a cruise ship, or in the forest during a wildfire, it is best not to panic. Panicking can hinder your ability to move and make it harder for rescue services to find you when you need them. You can also contact NYC fire watch guards.

Smoke and poisonous air hurt more people than the actual flames, so it is best to stay close to the ground as much as possible. You should also remember that the smoke and fire can spread quickly, so you must head in a direction that takes you away from the area.

When you are traveling, it is best to check with local land managers to learn about recent fire activity and what trails may be closed or impacted by them. These closures can impact your trip plans and may make your experience more dangerous than expected.

Don’t try to open the door

Fires are deadly, and while you may be tempted to rush out and find the nearest exit, it’s important to take your time, ensuring you are fully aware of your surroundings. For example, don’t forget to check that your room isn’t occupied, and be sure to call for assistance.

One of the most important aspects of any hotel stay is a regular fire safety check, including checking the building’s escape routes and lighting. It is also good to check the door and frame to ensure it hasn’t been damaged.

There are many different types of fire-rated doors, and the best way to identify them is to look for physical labels, which will give you the names of any third-party testing agencies that tested the product and the FD (Fire door) code it holds. It’s a good idea to get in the habit of checking the front, back, and side doors daily while also getting in the habit of putting in the same amount of effort into your fire safety checks when you are at home.

Stay calm

Fire is one of the most dangerous things that can happen while travelling. But it can be prevented with a few simple tips.

The first thing you should do is to stay calm. This will help you leave the house quickly and allow firefighters to get there more easily.

Next, you need to find a safe place to escape the fire. It is best to escape to an open area that is away from the flames and smoke.

You also want to ensure everyone in your group can safely leave the house. It is important to have a plan for each room in the house and identify at least two ways out of each one.

Once you have a plan in place, practice it regularly with your family. Practicing in different scenarios will help you feel more confident during a fire.

Call for help

When you are staying at a new a hotel, check out where the stairs are and know what your exit will be in case of a fire.. It can help you avoid panic, inhaling smoke, and catching up in a fire.

If you do not have a cell phone with you in this other country , consider a satellite messenger or personal locator beacon (PLB) to signal for help. They are much more reliable than a cellphone, which may need more service in your area.

Smoke and heat rise, so it is important to stay low when evacuating and try not to run or crawl. If you have to run, stop, drop, and roll, this will help extinguish the flames. Smothering the flames with a blanket or towel is also a good idea.

About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!