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BPS encourages closing doors before going to sleep to help save lives during a fire

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 11:32:27-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — Bainbridge Public Safety is warning the public of how closing bedroom doors before going to sleep can help save your life during a fire.

In a Facebook post, BPS showed perfect examples why you should always close bedroom doors before going to sleep at night.

Officials say this practice buys you more time to escape during a fire, limits your toxic gas and smoke intake, and significantly slows the spread of flames.

BPS also is encouraging the practice of "close before you doze" to be taught to children.

Click here for information on 'close before you doze.'