Fire and life safety concerns in peer-to-peer lodging
Current Issues and Events - September 20, 2018

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.

Learn more about the P2P fire safety study