Fire moves fast. Plan ahead to save lives.

Watch to see how quickly fire and toxic smoke can spread through your home leaving you with three minutes or less to escape. There won't be time to plan a way out in the moment. Don't wait, plan ahead. Use this How-To-Guide to start the fire safety conversation.

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Close before you doze

See the dramatic difference a closed door can make.

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Designing Spaces airing on Lifetime TV covers fire safety tips and solutions from FSRI

Watch to learn more about the importance of planning ahead and steps you can take to increase your chances of surviving a home fire.

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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

Close Before You Doze is brought to you by UL's Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI), a group dedicated to increasing firefighter knowledge to reduce injuries and deaths in the fire service and in the communities they serve.

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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Closed doors are helping save lives. Learn about real-life incidents and see coverage of Close Before You Doze in action.

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