In some countries they simply don’t care as much about safety as we do here in the UK.
It can well happen that I l spend a good amount of time in a “posh” resort abroad but spot significant fire hazards right away before I even enter the room I booked.
I am talking about blocked emergency exists, defective or entirely absent fire alarms, faulty wiring, very old fire extinguishers where it’s almost certain they won’t work any longer.
To have my holidays not spoiled entirely due to my fear about possible fires I always carry with me a portable smoke detector. I know it’s not really state-of-the-art in terms of fire safety but it still gives me some piece of mind at least in those hotels where their fire safety is severely lacking.
But of course I always try to make sure the the hotel is modern and up to standard in this regard before I even book a room for my golf holidays. Holidays are a time where I want to relax and not want to worry.
If you happen to be in the UK and require advice about smoke detectors or you want to get information on fire hazards such as lithium battery fire I always recommend Argos Fire. They are a local company here that I trust, for my own business but also when I am traveling. Furthermore, I recommend you read this excellent link about fire safety in hotels and motels.