Today’s tip comes courtesy of a former firefighter and fellow amateur radio operator who has since moved away.  Hope that you are doing well, Wayne!

When you check into a hotel, look for the nearest fire escape and count the number of doorways between you and it.  The nearest fire escape might very well be the opposite of the way that you came in.

Why count the doorways?  If the hall fills with smoke, you might have to crawl along the floor to avoid the smoke and you might not be able to see the “exit” sign.

Stay safe!