A firefighter has shared an important message for parents and revealed the one thing they should never do.
In a message posted to the Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department Facebook page an emergency responder revealed how shutting a child’s bedroom door can make all the difference in the event of a house fire.
The firefighter wrote: “As a parent it’s hard to convince little kids to sleep with the door closed, they always want it open just a little.
“I do a lot of fire prevention at schools, so one thing I try and stress to kids is, how important it is to sleep with the doors closed.”
They go on to explain how there was recently a fire in a neighbouring area and share photos from the blaze – one showing a blackened, charred door, the other showing the back of the door which is still white.
“The homeowners and family dog are all doing well,” they continue. “The photos below are a great example of the importance of keeping bedroom doors closed while sleepng.
“The door pictured in both photos is a hollow core door to a bedroom. While the front of the door is severely damaged the closed door protected the bedroom and its contents.
“If this were an occupied bedroom the closed door could have saved a life.”
They added: “The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation and believed to be accidental in nature.”
The post has since gone viral with over 5,80o shares and hundreds of comments.
Now I am freaking out! I have always left my boys bedroom doors (and my own!) ajar overnight. I hate sleeping with the door closed.
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