While this may sound like a message you would hear from our law enforcement partners, you will also be hearing it from your Fire and EMS First Responders!
You may have noticed social media posts recently regarding the "Close Your Door" efforts put forth by many fire prevention agencies. FVFAC is standing right along with other agencies including the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Underwriters Laboratory (UL), and others to stress the importance of closing your bedroom doors, in particular at night. The "Close Your Door" campaign is designed to show you how a closed door can afford you time to escape from the effects of a fire as it will slow smoke spread as well as showing the effect of closed doors on fire dynamics. One of the components needed to sustain a fire is oxygen. Once the oxygen is removed from the "Fire Tetrahedron" or "Fire Triangle", the fire self-extinguishes. This important factor is why it is important to have closed your doors, as they will help "suffocate" the fire and slow the spread of the flames.
Also be sure to check your smoke alarms for proper placement and to insure that the batteries and smoke alarm itself are working and do not need replacing. A good time to schedule smoke alarm tests is when changing your clocks as we exit from Daylight Saving Time on November 6.
For additional information on these fire and life safety tips click on the highlighted links, or contact FVFAC.