"Close Before You Doze" Campaign
Did you know you know that your family only has three minutes or less to escape a burning home?
The Firefighter Safety Research Institute found the simple act of closing your door could have a potentially life-saving impact.
Raleigh's Fire Department has joined the national "Close Before You Doze" campaign to raise awareness about the issue.
"As a fire department, we understand the importance of closing your bedroom door at night to slow the spread of fire. We feel compelled to deliver that message to residents who normally keep doors inside their home open," said Lt. Lemuel Hubbard of Raleigh department. "It is a very easy behavioral change that can make a big difference. The evidence is crystal clear that a closed door can help save your life, your possessions and your family."