Firefighter’s shocking video reveals why you should ALWAYS shut bedroom door before going to sleep

Firefighter’s shocking video reveals why you should ALWAYS shut bedroom door before going to sleep

‘CLOSE before you doze!’ Firefighter posts stark warning about why you must ALWAYS shut your bedroom door before going to sleep – as he reveals how simple habit could save your life

  • The first responder, from Massachusetts, shared a dramatic clip to TikTok, which showcased how closing the entrance to your bedroom can save your life
  • In the video, which was viewed more than eight million times, he panned across a child’s bedroom, which appeared to be in pristine condition
  • He then turned to show the rest of the home, which had been completely destroyed by a fire 
  • The hallway leading from the bedroom contained burn marks on the walls, the ceiling was destroyed, and various pieces of rubble covered the floor
  • Daniel Madrzykowski, a director of research for the Fire Safety Research Institute, previously explained to the New York Times that fires feed on oxygen
  • He said that when a door is shut is cuts off a source of air that can help fuel the flames. It can also act as a barrier and protect you from smoke inhalation

A firefighter’s shocking video has revealed why you should always shut your bedroom door before going to sleep.

The first responder, from Massachusetts, who goes by the username @smokemedic online, shared a dramatic clip to TikTok earlier this week, which showcased how closing the entrance to your bedroom before heading to bed can ultimately save your life.

In the video, which was viewed more than eight million times, he panned across a child’s bedroom, which appeared to be in pristine condition.

Important information: A firefighter's shocking video has revealed why you should always shut your bedroom door before going to sleep

Important information: A firefighter’s shocking video has revealed why you should always shut your bedroom door before going to sleep

The first responder, from Massachusetts, who goes by the username @smokemedic online, shared a dramatic clip to TikTok earlier this week

The first responder, from Massachusetts, who goes by the username @smokemedic online, shared a dramatic clip to TikTok earlier this week

Stay safe: It showcased how closing the entrance to your bedroom before heading to bed can ultimately save your life

Stay safe: It showcased how closing the entrance to your bedroom before heading to bed can ultimately save your life

He then turned to show the rest of the home, which had been completely destroyed by a fire.

Fire safety tips: Here’s how to protect yourself and your family from smoke and flames

  • Sleep with your bedroom door closed
  • Install smoke alarms on every level, inside all bedrooms, and outside sleeping areas
  • Test the alarms every month, and make sure the batteries are fresh
  • Creating a ‘fire escape plan’ with family members and practice it twice a year
  • If there is a fire in your home, get out immediately and call for help – never go back inside for anything or anyone 
  • Source: Red Cross 

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The hallway leading from the bedroom contained burn marks on the walls, the ceiling was destroyed, furniture was flung throughout, and various pieces of rubble covered the floor.

‘Remember to close bedroom doors before sleeping for the night, it could make a big difference,’ he captioned the TikTok.

Daniel Madrzykowski, a director of research for the Underwriters Laboratories’ Fire Safety Research Institute, previously told the New York Times that fires feed on oxygen, so when a door is shut is cuts off a source of air that can help fuel the flames. It can also act as a barrier and slow down the spread of the flames and smoke. 

U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrelle also told Verify, ‘Fires don’t spread as quickly if we can keep doors closed, so close your doors at night when you go to bed. 

‘Fire has to have air and so anything we do to slow down its oxygen source, will slow the fire. So yes, any barriers will buy time.’

The firefighter’s 15-second clip left many people on the internet terrified, as some took to the comment section to say that a ‘new fear’ had been ‘unlocked.’

Others agreed with his message, with one person even revealing that having their bedroom door closed ‘saved her life.’

‘My whole apartment was engulfed in flames,’ she recalled. 

In the video, which was viewed more than eight million times, he panned across a child's bedroom, which appeared to be in pristine condition

In the video, which was viewed more than eight million times, he panned across a child's bedroom, which appeared to be in pristine condition

In the video, which was viewed more than eight million times, he panned across a child’s bedroom, which appeared to be in pristine condition

Scary: He then turned to show the rest of the home, which had been completely destroyed by a fire - the ceiling was destroyed and various pieces of rubble covered the floor

Scary: He then turned to show the rest of the home, which had been completely destroyed by a fire – the ceiling was destroyed and various pieces of rubble covered the floor

The firefighter's 15-second clip left many people on the internet terrified, as some took to the comment section to say that a 'new fear' had been 'unlocked'

The firefighter’s 15-second clip left many people on the internet terrified, as some took to the comment section to say that a ‘new fear’ had been ‘unlocked’

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Others agreed with his message, with one person even revealing that having their bedroom door closed 'saved her life'

Others agreed with his message, with one person even revealing that having their bedroom door closed ‘saved her life’

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A few different users explained that they couldn't sleep with their doors closed, due to pets or fears that they had over not being able to hear if their kids needed help

A few different users explained that they couldn’t sleep with their doors closed, due to pets or fears that they had over not being able to hear if their kids needed help

A few different users explained that they couldn’t sleep with their doors closed, due to pets or fears that they had over not being able to hear if their kids needed help.

‘My anxiety doesn’t let me close mine just to be sure my kids are OK,’ wrote one mother.

‘I always keep my door open. I’m afraid I won’t hear my kids being kidnapped,’ said another.

Someone else added: ‘I need to hear what’s happening in my home.’

According to Red Cross, other things you can do to protect your home from fire is to install smoke alarms on every level, inside all bedrooms, and outside sleeping areas, test the alarms every month, and make sure the batteries are fresh.

The organization also recommended creating a ‘fire escape plan’ with family members and practicing it twice a year. 

It added that if there is a fire in your home, get out immediately and call for help – and never go back inside for anything or anyone.

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