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