Jackson Fire, Others: ‘Close Before You Doze’

JACKSON TWP., Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Becoming nearly as important as having working smoke alarms outside sleeping areas in your home is the concept of “close before you doze”.

A decade of research shows that you have a better chance of surviving a house fire if you close your door when you go to bed.

That can help prevent a fire from spreading and minimize the amount of smoke you breathe in.

Also, as you head out of a burning house, do not go back for personal items like a cell phone.

Jackson Township Fire Chief Tim Berczik says “stuff” can be replaced, but people cannot.