Close the Door!
Did you know that 40 years ago you had about 17 mins. to get out of your house during a fire?
Now you have have about 3 mins. This is due to the synthetic materials, furniture and construction materials that we use.
Fire spreads faster than ever. Having your door closed can save your life. It gives you more time to find a way out before the room fills with smoke or more time to be rescued.
Having the door closed slows down the smoke, hear and fire itself.
One concern that people had with having the door was that they wouldn't be able to hear the alarm. The difference, in one study, showed that there was only a 17 decibel difference between the door closed and opened. It was still loud enough to hear the alarm in the room with the door closed.
Along with the alarm, having the door closed can save your life.
Get in the habit of closing the door!