Prevention 52 fire helmet

TAKE ACTION!

 

1) Check the Fire Safe List website before going on official travel, it's the law.  

 

2) If you have not been to the Fire Safe List website before, go there and bookmark the site.

 

NPS fire facts

What do the Grand Canyon Lodge, Zion Lodge, and Bryce Canyon Lodge have in common? They were all designed by famed architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood. Each had a devastating fire.

  • The Grand Canyon Lodge burned down in 1932 just 4 years after it opened.
  • The Zion Lodge burned down in 1966.
  • The Bryce Canyon Lodge had a devastating fire in 2009 but a properly operating and maintained fire sprinkler system saved the building. Read more...

What is Prevention 52?

 

Its intent is to educate and empower all NPS employees to help prevent structure fires.

 

It is a relevant fire prevention message every week of the year...

52 to be exact!

 

The Structural Fire Program has put together many resources to help you provide an effective fire prevention program in your park. Visit our web site at :
For more fire prevention resources go to:

 

Submit your ideas and feedback about Prevention 52 at: NIFC_NPS_Prevention52@nps.gov

 

Structural Fire is one of six branches within the NPS Division of Fire and Aviation Management. Join us at: www.nps.gov/fire to learn more.

Contact Us 

 

All hotels are not created equal

 

"The lucky ones may not have realized" is a story about the survivors of the MGM Grand fire in Las Vegas in 1980. This is an extreme example of what can go wrong when a fire starts in a hotel - 85 people died, making the MGM fire the third deadliest hotel fire in US history.  

 

Did you know that 1 in every 12 hotels and motels report a fire each year! So ask yourself this:

  

Do you travel?

Do you travel for work?

Do you ever stay in hotels or motels?

 

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions here is something you need to know:

 

Federal employees on official travel must stay in accommodations that adhere to the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990. This law was passed in order to save lives and protect property by promoting fire and life safety in public accommodations. The law also states that federally funded meetings and conferences cannot be held in properties that do not comply with fire safety regulations. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFS) and FEMA have developed a Fire-Safe Hotel List that designates the fire safety requirements that comply with the Fire Safety Act. 

 

To qualify for the Fire-Safe List, hotels and motels must have hard-wired, single-station smoke detectors and automatic sprinkler systems installed in each guest room.

Click here to find out if your hotel makes the list.

Just for You

 

Employees: 

Park Leadership:

Commercial service managers should take some time to speak with their hotel and motel concessions operators about the need to be listed on the fire safe list. For WASO level guidance on this subject click here.

 

Supervisors: If you are signing travel authorizations for employees who will be staying in hotels or motels, ensure that they are on the fire safe list. Check http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/hotel/ to see if your employees' travel plans comply with the law.   

 

National/Regional Leadership: 

Previous Prevention 52s have discussed that too many overnight accommodations are without proper smoke detection. We need to solve this problem immediately. Get involved! Work with regional commercial service and structural fire employees to determine how you can resolve these issues in your region.


 

You have an opportunity every week to make a difference! Don't let historic ashes be your legacy...
Prevention 52 begins with you!

 

Sincerely,

 


NPS Branch of Structural Fire