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Fire Safety In Hotels

Fire Safety In Hotels

At this time of year many families are leaving the unpredictable weather of the UK for hotter climates on the continent or further afield. Holidays are supposed to be a chance to forget your everyday worries and relax but we urge you to consider fire safety, whether at home or abroad.

If you’re reading this blog you probably have a good understanding of basic fire safety so it may amaze you that in some parts of the world simple devices like smoke detectors are completely unknown. Don’t rely on others when it comes to fire safety in an unfamiliar place, there are many ways you can take charge and ensure the safety of your family.

Even if you are sure your chosen destination is equipped to deal with emergency situation, when you get to your holiday accommodation take a few minutes to carry out these simple checks:

In Your Room

  • Are there fire instructions in your room? Read them and make sure you understand them. If there aren’t any, or they aren’t in English, contact reception and ask for a new copy.
  • Are there smoke alarms/heat detectors in your accommodation? Contact reception if there aren’t any or you are concerned about their condition.
  • Are the electrical sockets overloaded? Also check for damaged cables and make sure appliances are switched off when they are not in use.
  • Do the windows and doors open fully? In an emergency these could be your way to escape the room. If they are faulty, report to the owner.
  • Is your room key in an easily accessible place? Try and keep it in the same place whenever you come back to your room.

In Your Hotel

  • Walk the fire escape route. If the path is blocked or the exits are locked, report this immediately.
  • Check where the fire extinguishers and emergency call points are located. You need to be able to find these quickly in an emergency, if it’s safe to do so.


  • Always assume that a fire alarm is real and take action.
  • Never use the lift in an emergency.
  • Make sure everyone in your party knows what to do in an emergency.

For holidaymakers we have a number or portable and lightweight alarms you can take with you on holiday including carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors.

For accommodation owners we have a wide range of fire alarm systems suitable for self-catering cottages to multi-storey hotels.

Discount Fire Supplies sell a range of fire alarms, fire alarm accessories and much more. Browse our online shop or contact us for a quote today.

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