Door Security & Safety Foundation
About the Foundation
The Door Security and Safety Foundation engages with all stakeholders in the building construction community
to advocate for knowledgeable experts such as DHI-credentialed
professionals. Their work is currently focused on healthcare facility
maintenance directors, engineers and mechanics for our awareness and
education activities surrounding fire door inspection requirements.
Review this short video to learn more about the work of the Foundation. Download this brochure
for additional details or visit www.doorsecuritysafety.org
They also have a campaign for school administrators called “Opening the Door to School Safety” about the unintended consequences of barricade devices
and advocating for those with expertise about the opening to provide code complaint solutions. You can learn more about this campaign at www.lockdontblock.org
Advocacy and Education
- Advocating for the critical role that the door and hardware
industry plays in achieving and maintaining the balance between life
safety and security in non-residential construction.
- Advocating for the importance of using certified and
credentialed door security and safety professionals with the expertise
and experience to ensure the critical balance between life safety and
security in non-residential buildings.
- Creating awareness about issues that impact the life safety of
building occupants, such as temporary door locking devices in school
classrooms and annual fire door inspections in healthcare facilities.
- Provide education and awareness about the basics of door and
hardware products and their applications, with an emphasis on
code-mandated requirements to better understand the importance of
properly maintaining and regularly inspecting fire and egress door
- Maintain a network of Education Advocates who are
DHI-credentialed Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspectors (FDAI) and
possess considerable knowledge and expertise to conduct these outreach
activities into the building construction and healthcare communities,
thus ensuring that the critical balance of life safety and security is
maintained with the doors and entryways that serve the general public.
- We author publications, create scholarship programs and build
resources to support the expertise in the door security and safety
community and provide awareness about fire and egress door assemblies
and temporary door locking devices in school classrooms.
We are able to do this important work because of our generous contributors. If you would like to give, you can contribute online
or contact us directly
to learn more about our benefits programs for high level contributions.