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The latest Lifesaving tip for National Fire Prevention Week

As National Fire Prevention Week continues here is today’s lifesaving safety tip from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP).

Today’s tip comes by way of email and concerns closed doors as opposed to open doors.

According to the Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) closing a door can make a 900 degree difference.

With an open door a room can reach 1,000 degrees where a closed door will only allow the room to reach around 100 degrees.

Make closing a bedroom door a part of your nightly bedtime routine.

Fire needs oxygen to burn and a closed door helps to reduce the oxygen flow to a fire.

For more on the closed door theory visit the FSRI’s website here and close before you doze.

Another lifesaving safety tip will be provided tomorrow as Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape National Fire Prevention Week concludes.

Monday’s Lifesaving Fire Safety Tip is found here.

Tuesday’s Lifesaving Fire Safety tip is found here.

Wednesday’s Lifesaving Fire Safety tip is found here.

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