A simple yet lifesaving act
Most people who sleep with the door open do so because they mistakenly believe it’s safer – but that’s exactly the opposite of what the fire department recommends.
Start making a habit of closing not only your bedroom door at night, but your children’s bedroom door as well. This is also a good time to test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, check your home for fire hazards and review your family’s escape plan, or create one if you haven’t already done so. These small precautions can make a big difference.
How your door locks work
The difference between how a room with an open door and a room with a closed door survives a fire is dramatic.
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