Close the Door

Deputy Director Jim Manning came upon this great fire safety video I want to share with you today.   He had been talking with those of us on the police side of the building about how we can help the firefighters and protect ourselves by remembering to close doors at the scene of a fire.  Both police and fire respond to a reported structure fire and because officers want to be helpful, they will do things like hold a door open to allow the firefighters access.  In fact what they are doing is allowing more oxygen in which feeds the fire and creates more dangerous conditions.  It is about a 20 minute video so you’ll want to have some time to watch it but it is good information.

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I'm the Chief of Police for the Auburn Hills Police Department.