Global Risk & Safety

Fire Safety

Travelers should not assume that fire safety standards will be equal to those in the United States, even when traveling to highly developed countries. In the United States, it is standard regulation for most dormitories, hotels and other accommodations to have working fire-detection systems (e.g., smoke detectors, fire alarms), fire prevention systems (e.g., extinguishers, sprinklers) and marked fire evacuation plans. These may or may not be present abroad, and the first day in each accommodation, travelers should:

In the event of a fire, students should use protocol adapted from the U.S. Fire Administration: