Motivated by the indisputable importance of properly functioning (self-closing and latching) fire doors in slowing and compartmenting fires in buildings, I have begun a sneaky little campaign to remove door wedges from propped-open fire doors. Read a few posts on Lori Greene’s superb blog “I Dig Hardware - I Hate Hardware” if you’re not convinced this is important. Here’s a good one: http://idighardware.com/2011/05/yet-another-apartment-fire/
I consider door wedge removal a public service. It’s my own guerilla war against the reckless endangerment of building occupants by the door-wedgers. It’s my little contribution toward making the buildings I enter safer for all.
So the first couple of times I find a door wedged open, I usually kick the wedge behind the door and leave it there. If the door wedging behavior continues, I’m likely to pick the wedge up and throw it away somewhere.