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Close The Door

The “Close The Door” campaign is unique to the TSFMO and its goal is to encourage people to close the door whenever possible—whether they are going to bed at night or leaving the room in the event of a fire. Closing the door can stop the spread of fire in a home for hours at a time, leaving plenty of room to find alternate escape routes or shelter in place until help arrives. A door can be one of the best pieces of firefighting & lifesaving equipment. 

The campaign works in conjunction with inter-connected smoke alarms, which are required in all new construction. 

NFPA Messaging:

Installation of smoke alarms It is especially important to have interconnected smoke alarms if you sleep with doors closed.

Home Fire Escape
4.1.10 A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
4.1.12 If you sleep with the bedroom door closed, install smoke alarms inside and outside the bedroom. For the best protection, make sure all smoke alarms are interconnected. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
4.2.4 Close doors behind you as you leave.

Contact Us

Fire Code Enforcement
120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Fax 865.453.5518

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Fire Marshal JC Green
Office 865.868.1709