Fire doors in hotels (and other buildings) are critical for helping to deter the spread of smoke and flames during a fire. To perform as designed and tested, the fire door needs to be closed and latched if a fire occurs. John Lozano of Allegion sent me today’s Wordless Wednesday photos of a corridor fire door in a hotel. The magnetic holder is a start, because it means that – in theory – the holder will release upon fire alarm and allow the closer to close the door. But it looks like the latch was painted over – purposely or accidentally…such a simple thing that could have a very negative impact. This is why we need annual inspections of fire door assemblies!
WW: Hotel Fire Door