Forty years ago, a person had an average of 17 minutes to escape a burning home after the smoke alarm goes off. Today, they have an average of three minutes or less. Synthetic furnishings, open floor plans and lightweight construction materials make it easier for a fire to spread.
Because of this critical change we must take steps to slow the spread of a fire. Roseville firefighters are kicking off the "Close Before You Doze" campaign to raise awareness about the importance of closing doors at night as part of your bedtime routine. A closed door can help isolate the fire’s flow, reduce room temperature and keep carbon monoxide levels down.