Closed Doors Can Save Lives
Stephen Kerber
October 6, 2017

UL FSRI’s Public Education Advisory Group published a new Fire Engineering article to support the Close Before You Doze Campaign and discuss the importance of closing doors to the public, fire service and other stakeholders: Closed Doors Can Save Lives.

From the article, some of the potential effects of a closed door during a fire include the following:

  • Reduced smoke (CO, HCN, CO2) in the closed room.
  • Reduced temperature in the closed room.
  • Reduced fire damage in the closed room.
  • Increased oxygen in the closed room.
  • Increased survivability in the closed room.
  • Increased escape times in the closed room.
  • Decreased oxygen to the fire area.

To learn more about them and the campaign visit closeyourdoor.org

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