Earlier in the week I wrote about the value of code-compliant fire doors in multifamily residential occupancies, but even non-fire-rated residential doors can play an important role during a fire. Check out this video from West Metro Fire Rescue for more...
Today's Wordless Wednesday post underscores yet again the value of closed doors during a fire. If you haven't heard about the "Close Before You Doze" educational efforts, you can learn more at closeyourdoor.org.
Today's Wordless Wednesday photos are from the Facebook page of the Edmond, Oklahoma Fire Department, demonstrating the impact of a closed door during a fire. Close Before You Doze!
As someone who grew up in the 70's and 80's, I remember learning to "Stop, Drop, and Roll" in school. To be honest, I thought this was a skill that I would use much more often, kind of like the quicksand survival tactics I obsessed about as a kid.
In light of last weekend's fire in the Bronx, I am reviving this 5-year-old post. It won't be wordless, but it's an amazing illustration of the protection provided by fire doors that are closed and latched during a fire.
I have written about the benefits of sleeping with your bedroom door closed many times, but there are still people out there who have not adopted the practice of Close Before You Doze. What are you waiting for??
A 4-month old baby is alive today because someone pulled the door closed and gave the firefighters time to rescue him. So...did you sleep with your bedroom door closed last night? If not, why not?
I know this is kind of a personal question, but be honest...did you close your bedroom door when you went to sleep last night? It could save your life, and today's Wordless Wednesday photos are proof of that.
You may already know all about this topic, but I guarantee you have some friends and family members who do not. Share this message to help keep them safe.
What I love about a post like this is that someone will see it - and GET IT. During the fire shown in today's Wordless Wednesday photos, a child was rescued from behind the closed door.
Most of you know how important this message is to me: Close Before You Doze. Check out this video from the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department.
Three recent news stories - two illustrating the benefits of closed residential doors, and one from Kristin Bigda at NFPA regarding fire door operation and the Coronavirus.
I think that a traveling door is a great way to teach people about the fire-protection benefits of a closed bedroom door - what do you think of the idea??
UL FSRI: Nearly half of Americans believe it’s safer to sleep with the door closed in the event of a fire, yet only 26% always sleep with their bedroom door completely shut.
I love using creative ways of getting a message out - especially when the message will likely save lives. Check out these videos and VOTE!
This Wordless Wednesday photo is one of my favorites because it was part of the early inspiration for a topic that has become an important part of my work - the protection offered by a closed door.
We know we should close the bedroom door before we go to sleep ("Close Before You Doze"), but it doesn't always happen.
UL's Firefighter Safety Research Institute has created a number of videos to help dispel some of the myths about closed doors. Here are a few of my favorites...
I've posted several photos and videos showing what happens when a bedroom door is kept closed during a fire. Check out this demonstration with the bedroom door open.
Someone recently asked me...if residential bedroom doors do such a great job of keeping the fire out, why bother with fire doors? What's the difference?
As long as there are still people who haven't heard this message, I'm going to keep sharing it.
These two videos regarding closed doors and double-cylinder deadbolts will save lives - IF you help spread the word. Who will you share this post with?
Several months ago I posted about a new product that was getting a lot of attention; the product is called LifeDoor, and it is designed to close a door in response to the sound of a smoke detector.
Some of you may remember that I posted about the Ceasefire hinge back in 2014 - the firefighters who created this product even invited me to visit them in NYC (here's a post about that). Since then, this hinge has gone through testing, design changes, and more testing, and the company is taking pre-orders on their website now.
Unfortunately, the media is not saying much about the closed bedroom doors in Sunday's episode of This Is Us (so I will).
You have all heard me talk about how important it is to sleep with your bedroom door closed at night - to benefit from the protection provided by a closed door. I've been writing about fire doors on iDigHardware for 9 YEARS(!), trying to inform as many people as possible about the purpose of fire doors, why they need to be closed and latched when a fire occurs, and what is involved with an annual fire door inspection.
Readers often ask me to share photos of fire door assemblies that have helped to prevent a fire from spreading. I just received the photos below...