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Fire and Life Safety Concerns in Peer-to-Peer Lodging

Please see the US Fire Administration email below and consider sharing it with your coworkers who may travel as part of their job duties.

"Fire departments and communities around the U.S. are starting to recognize and address the unique fire safety concerns that peer-to-peer (P2P) lodgings, like Airbnb, present.

P2P lodgings — privately owned, short-term rental properties — represent a fast-growing alternative to hotels and motels.

But do P2P properties offer the same level of fire safety that hotels and motels do? A team of researchers recently looked at Airbnb properties in 16 U.S. cities to see if fire safety devices were present.

One in five Airbnb properties do not report having a smoke alarm and about one half do not list a carbon monoxide alarm."

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