I was reading my friend Edwards blog today and thought I would share this valuable information. Having been in a full-fledged house fire at the age of 12, I am well aware of the dangers of fire and am always very inquisitive and alert to my surroundings while I’m away from home.
This section really hit home: Most of us do not pay attention to the hotel’s fire suppression system but trust me this one is important. Make sure your room is equipped with a smoke detector and that each room (and the hallways) have visible sprinkler systems. In many countries the fire response teams are not as fast, well equipped or trained as in North America.
11 years ago I was paired up with my first Hearing ear dog. Walker and I are a great team, and should there ever be a fire, he is trained to alert me (by jumping on me, barking) and then take me outside. Pretty cool eh! I do however, have as back up plan at home. Walker is very close to retirement, so last year I installed a home alerting system which makes me feel quite safe. We must always be diligent when away from home.
Read Edwards full blog here.