Pack it up: Safety essentials for safe travels

by | May 29, 2024 | Travel and Leisure

When it comes to packing for a holiday, making room in your luggage for a few essential safety items can make all the difference in the event of an emergency.

Here are some necessities to prioritize on your packing list and help keep you and your family safe and prepared while away from home:

Emergency contact list: Start by making sure you have a written list of all the important details about your trip. This list should include names and phone numbers of where you will be staying; travel itineraries, including flight numbers; health information; and emergency contact details. If you lose or are unable to get to your phone, this information will be vital to have on hand.

Carbon monoxide alarm:

The threat of carbon monoxide, known as CO, can easily be forgotten when planning a trip. CO is an odourless, invisible and poisonous gas that can be emitted from fuel-burning appliances, such as water heaters, stoves, furnaces and more. Because lodgings vary widely and may not have CO alarms, packing your own travel-friendly alarm, like the tabletop First Alert 10-year battery carbon monoxide alarm, can offer peace of mind, with no installation required once you get to your destination.

Portable charger:

Travelling with a portable phone charger can help you keep your adventures going without losing contact with loved ones – or, in the event of an emergency, with first responders. An easy-to-use, pocket-size option allows you to stay connected, whether you’re enjoying nature or exploring a foreign city.

Fire suppressant:

If outdoor adventures like camping are on your agenda, a little preparation can go a long way to help keep you safe. If you plan on having a campfire, pack a compact, lightweight fire extinguishing device – and always make sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving your campsite or going to bed.

Find more information about CO alarms and fire suppressants at firstalert.ca

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