This one is not about travel…but, on the other hand it may well be. Yesterday we had fire safety training in one of our camps. It was actually quite interesting and for many of us definitely a welcome change of routine!
They had some guys from Exeter coming over which explained a lot about fire safety such as how to make a “proper” campfire outdoors, how to use fire extinguishers or why you really would want smoke alarms in your house.
Talking about smoke alarms, they can actually be great to take with you on travels if you happen to visit such places where fire safety is not exactly a big priority.
If you take a smoke alarm with you you can simply place it in your hotel room (with a little help of double sided tape), put it at the door or maybe at the ceiling. Of course it cannot be a substitute if a hotel is lacking fire alarms and smoke suppression systems but it’s still better than nothing!
As for the fire extinguishers, I was actually surprised that I did not know how to use them properly. From our team, only one really knew how to use them, the others were as clueless as I! Point being: the best fire extinguishers around won’t be of much use if you don’t know how to use them!
I want to thank your Argos Fire for the interesting training, you should contact those guys if you want to know more about fire alarms in Exeter or wherever you may be in the UK.