Fire moves fast. Plan ahead to save lives.
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Fire is getting faster
Because of synthetic materials, furniture, and construction, fire spreads faster than ever before. Closing doors helps stop the spread of fire.
Make a 900° difference
Research proves a closed door can mean the difference between 1,000 degress and 100 degrees in the event of a fire.
Take it down a notch
During a fire, a closed door can keep carbon monoxide levels at 1,000 PPM verses 10,000 PPM when a door is left open.
The science of safety
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As part of UL’s nonprofit organization, FSRI collaborates with the global fire service to generate and share life-saving fire safety science knowledge and develops cutting edge, practical education aimed at helping firefighters and the communities they serve stay safe by more effectively protecting people and property.
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