Close Your Door safety
Fighting Fire with Science
The Close Your Door safety initiative comes as the result of over 10 years of research by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI). After proving that a closed door could potentially save lives in a fire, UL FSRI has committed to share this finding with the world.
Fire is Getting Faster
Because of synthetic materials, furniture and construction, fire spreads faster than ever before.
17 Minutes – About how much time you had to escape a fire 40 years ago.
3 Minutes – About how much time you have now.
Closed doors can reduce fire growth, limit damage to your home, keep temperatures down, and can even save your life if you become trapped. We encourage you to watch the videos provided to learn more.
make a 900 degree difference-
A closed door can mean reducing 1,000 degrees down to 100 degrees
Take it down a notch-
During a fire a closed door can keep carbon monoxide levels below 1,000 PPM. With an open door they can reach over 10,000 PPM resulting in death within 1-3 minutes.
take a breather-
A fire needs oxygen to burn. A closed door keeps more oxygen in the room and away from the fire. When you exit a fire, make sure to close your door behind you to slow down its growth.
50% of house fire happens between 11 p.m and 7 a.m. Closing your door before you hit the hay helps keep you safe.