Close Your Door!

Because of the increased use of synthetic materials in furniture and construction, fire is spreading faster. So you should take every precaution you can to protect your family from the heat and smoke produced by a fast-moving fire.

A simple habit that could save your life in a fire is to sleep with your bedroom doors closed. A closed door limits oxygen flow, which may help prevent a fire from growing.

These pictures were taken by the Franklin Fire Company in Pennsylvania and illustrate the fire damage caused on one side of a bedroom door, with the other side of the door practically unscathed. A closed bedroom door provides a layer of protection between you and a fire, which is especially important at night when family members may be vulnerable, disoriented with little time to react.

Learn more about the benefits of closing your door and join the Closed Door Crew pledge at

Be safe and close your door!