Los Angeles Property Management companies understand too well that choosing whether to sleep with a bedroom door open or closed could make an impact on safety preparedness. A study shows that, “25 percent of home fire deaths occur from fires that originate in sleeping rooms”, this is
according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Los Angeles Property Management companies say that the Educational Messages Advisory Committee (EMAC) of the National Fire Protection Association have modified its message regarding sleeping with a door closed. They stated to say a closed door combined with adequate smoke alarm protection could be beneficial during an emergency.
Los Angeles Property Management companies state that, a group of national, state, and local fire and life safety experts that compose the EMAC updated its message to say that “a closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. It would be best to install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area.
Door Policy When Sleeping
Los Angeles Property Management companies share that for years, the NFPA has acknowledged that closing a door can slow the spread of heat, smoke and fire, and that smoke alarms should be installed in and out of the bedrooms. Although, the organization has not generally recommended that bedroom doors be closed during sleeping.
Los Angeles Property Management companies say the NFPA has continued to explore the impact of sleeping with the bedroom door closed. The Fire Protection Research Foundation applied for a grant to do further studies to quantify the pros and cons of keeping the door closed, and how a closed door could have an impact and affect the rate of fatalities if a fire begins in a closed room.
Smoke Alarm Location
Los Angeles Property Management companies state that the U.S. Fire Administration recommends that smoke alarms follow recommended locations by manufacturer standards. It’s suggested that alarms be generously placed in and outside of bedrooms. Alarm manufacturer First Alert recommends that smoke alarms be installed in each bedroom, one on every level and including one at the top of a stairwell.
Los Angeles Property Management companies state that a big reason could be that today’s construction and design of homes have cut the amount of time that tenants have to escape a fire, according to Underwriters Laboratories. Tenants now have about two minutes compared to seven or eight minutes living in an older home.To close the bedroom door could be the difference for your residents between being able to escape a fire and not surviving one.
Fire Safety Resources Are Available
NFPA has been focusing on smoke alarm safety because, according to its website, the public has plenty of misconceptions about dealing with smoke alarms. NFPA recommends that smoke alarms be replaced about every 10 years, and that tenants and homeowners should know the age of all installed smoke alarms.
Los Angeles Property Management companies can share an education on fire safety that is based on recommendations from state sanctioned fire safety professionals. Plus they have to ensure that their properties are armed with essential fire protection devices to better service renters.
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