A FEMA-approved Hotel in Seattle

26 Jan

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What’s FEMA got to do with our Hotel in Seattle?

FEMA stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency, an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security. The primary purpose of FEMA is to coordinate the disaster efforts occurring anywhere in the US and comes in when the resources of local and state authorities are overwhelmed.

FEMA extends its authority to buildings and lodgings, like hotels and motels. To be an approved lodging, any building four stories and above should have at least one single-station and hard-wired smoke alarm in each guest room, and must have an automatic fire sprinkler system in each guest room as well. Also, said particular lodgings are approved for U.S. federal government employees while on official travel.

Simply put, our hotel in Seattle has taken steps to protect its environs and its occupants from the hazard of fire. Comfort Inn is a safe place to stay.

FEMA Hotel Fire Safety Tips: Be safe when traveling

  • Choose a hotel/motel that is protected by both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system.
  • During check-in, ask the front desk what the fire alarm sounds like.
  • Entering your room, review the escape plan posted in your room.
  • Take the time to find the exits and count the number of doors between your room and the exit. Make sure the exits are unlocked. If they are locked, report it to management right away.
  • Keep your room key by your bed and take it with you if there is a fire.
  • If the alarm sounds, leave right away, closing all doors behind you. Use the stairs — never use elevators during a fire.
  • If you must escape through smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit.

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