Whether you’re staying at a hotel for work or pleasure, make sure to keep fire safety in mind. When you check in, ask what the fire alarm sounds like. And as soon as you get to your room, find the closest exit. Count the doors between your room and the exit. That will help you find your way out even if there’s smoke in the hall. If an alarm does go off, leave right way and take the stairs. Never use an elevator unless fire officials tell you to. If it’s not safe to leave your room, stuff wet towels around the door and call the fire department to let them know where you are. Stand near a window with a towel or light-colored cloth to help rescuers find you. Taking a few minutes to think about safety at the start of your hotel stay can help keep you and your family safe.