Large buildings like high rise apartments, offices, and hotels are modern marvels of engineering that are able to house hundreds of visitors in comfort. Of course, with more people you have more potential for chaos as limitless factors could lead to property damage or even a fire. In fact, there are four property classes that account together for over half of all high rise fires: apartments, hotels, offices, and facilities that care for the sick. Hotel and motel fires alone cause an estimated 14 deaths and 150 injuries every year and property damages that result in an accumulated $76 million every year. Hotels are obligated to provide a safe experience for their guests, this is why many hotels invest in the most advanced means to combat and prevent fires.
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