Short-term vacation rental fire and life safety
As peer-to-peer and short-term rental services expand to include a range of property types, regulatory challenges create uncertainty over the level of safety those spaces should provide. The Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department highly encourages anyone looking to stay at a peer-to-peer and/or short-term vacation rental to ask the following questions before you book a vacation rental. Make sure your prospective host takes fire and life safety seriously!
- Does the property have working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors?
- Is there a working fire extinguisher on the property?
- Does the property have an emergency safety card?
- Is there a first-aid kit in the property?
- Does the property meet local safety regulations?
- Is there a clearly marked fire escape plan posted in the rental?
- Does the swimming pool, spa or hot tub have an appropriate enclosure and/or barrier in place?
For more information on peer-to-peer and short-term vacation rental fire and life safety questions, please contact the Community Risk Reduction Division at 480-858-7230.
Read more about being safe in your vacation rental
Fire and life safety concerns in peer-to-peer lodging - US Fire Administration
The Airbnb Challenge - National Fire Protection Association Journal