A closed door is one of the best pieces of firefighting and lifesaving equipment. It can:

  • Reduce fire growth and spread
  • Limit damage to your home
  • Possibly save lives

If you have to leave a room that is on fire,
simply closing the door behind you can be the best decision you make.


Tips

Remember:

  • Close the bedroom door when sleeping, if possible.
  • Close doors behind you when escaping a room or building that's on fire.
  • Keep fire doors closed. Never wedge, disable or prop open fire doors in any building.

Did You Know?

  • 3 minutes - that's how much time you have to escape a fire.
  • You should have two ways out of every room in your home.
  • For best possible protection, install interconnected smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom.
  • When escaping a fire in your home, close the door behind you. It will help contain the fire.
  • You should never wedge, disable, or prop open fire doors.

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