Close Before You Doze

Did you know fire is getting faster? Research proves a closed door can mean the difference between 1,000 degrees and 100 degrees in the event of a fire (Fire Safety Research Institute).

Your Cedar City Firefighters are constantly training and learning to keep up with current trends and the changing materials they encounter. The materials that make up construction and furniture in homes today are more synthetic than in the past, meaning fire spreads faster than ever before.

Closing doors in your home can help slow the spread of fire, just by planning ahead. Before you go to sleep, we encourage you to close all bedroom doors in the event you experience a home fire. Having operational smoke alarms is also essential to saving lives. 

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Watch a side-by-side comparison of how a closed door can make a difference:

View the comparison in natural vs. synthetic home furnishings: