The FDIS' new campaign is intended to spread awareness of fire door safety.

Theodore Firedoor enlisted by FDIS to gather evidence

Published:  25 March, 2013

Theodore Firedoor, who lives on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, is fronting a campaign on behalf of the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) to encourage sharing of photos of dodgy fire doors across social media channels.

Mr Firedoor, with the help of people across the industry, aims to show how widespread the issue of ill-fitting, badly maintained or otherwise underperforming fire doors is compromising lives and buildings across the UK.

A stickler for fire safety, he wants images of risky fire doors to be uploaded to his Facebook page, to be shared on Twitter @Theodore_Fire or emailed to him at theodore.firedoor@gmail.com. He says he won’t be naming and shaming but does hope to inspire action.

Neil Ashdown, general manager of FDIS, said: “One of the primary reasons FDIS was introduced was to create a qualified pool of expertise and competence to help those with legal responsibilities under fire regulations. Theodore Firedoor will demonstrate why this expertise is so important to tackle the problems that ineffective fire doors are storing up with the potential for property damage and even loss of life.”

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