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Travel Safety Tips

Emergency Preparedness

  • Plan ahead and come prepared for you and your family.
    • Extra food and water for each family member and don't forget your pets
    • First aid kit
    • Medications
    • Emergency contact information
    • Map of the area
    • Cell phone and charger or extra battery
      • Cell phones may not work, or be reliable, in remote areas. During high usage periods, consider texting.

Hotel & Motel Safety

  • Review the escape plan posted in your room and ensure your room has a smoke alarm/detector.
  • Take 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 hotel 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 if safe to do so, closing all doors behind you. Use the stairs— never use elevators during a fire.
  • If you choose to escape, don't go through the smoke, get low and go under the smoke to your exit.
  • If fire is outside your room and you can't escape:
    • Shut off fans and air conditioners.   
    • Stuff wet towels in the crack around the door.
    • Call 911 and let them know your location.
    • Wait at the window and signal with a flashlight or light colored cloth.

Travel Tips


Fire and Life Safety Education Division​

Fire and Life Safety Education Hotline

Mailing Address:
Office of State Fire Marshal
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR 97317​