Fire is Getting Faster
Because of synthetic materials, furniture and construction, fire spreads faster than ever before.*
*NIST Technical Note 1455-1, February 2008 (PDF)
There are a lot of reasons people close doors.
See why firefighters do it, and why you should, too.
It sounds like a little thing but it could save your life in a fire. It also sounds really good when you sing it.
Listen to our fire safety song
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.Our Mission
About how much time you had to escape a fire 40 years ago.
About how much time you have now.
Closed Door Room
Opened Door Room
Close Your Door
You probably get it by now, so do it! A closed door can slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Windows too!
Check Your Smoke Alarms
Have interconnected smoke alarms inside and outside of every sleeping area, as well as on every level of your home. Test them regularly and replace them as needed.
Make an Escape Plan
Too many families don’t have a fire escape plan. Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do in a fire before there is one.
6,814 people have pledged to close their bedroom door. Will you?
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