FDNY: “Close The Door, Close The Door”

Photos by EDWIN SOTO

Fire Department Delivers Lifesaving Message in 16 Languages

The New York City Fire Department released two new videos today urging all New Yorkers to “Close the Door” in response to recent major fires – including the fire that killed 13 people at 2363 Prospect Avenue in the Bronx last month. Closing the door will prevent the spread of fire, smoke and heat that can injure or kill others.

“If you are fleeing a fire in your home or apartment, remember to ‘Close the door’ to reduce the spread of fire that will threaten other occupants and responding Firefighters,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro.

One of the videos features FDNY members delivering the lifesaving message of “Close the Door” in top languages spoken across New York City, including: Burmese, Cantonese, English, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and American Sign Language.

Closing the door isolates fire and prevents smoke, heat and flames from spreading to common areas of a multiple dwelling (hallways and stairs). In a private home, closing a door to the fire area can prevent rapid spread of fire throughout the structure.

The first video with several languages, click here.

The second video, click here.

The videos can be found on FDNY’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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