Tips for Safe and Efficient Fire Evacuation

No one wants to imagine that a fire will break out in their home or apartment building, yet this type of event happens every day. If you don’t have a solid plan for residential fire evacuation, you could be putting your and your family’s life in jeopardy. Creating a plan and practicing it is the […]

What You Need to Know About Annual Fire Disclosures

If you live in a San Francisco apartment building, you should be getting an annual fire disclosure every January. If this is news to you, you might want to have a chat with your landlord. The San Francisco Fire Department ( along with the Board of Supervisors passed legislation in 2016 that requires landlords to […]

Are Fire Escapes Beneficial for a Residence?

If a fire breaks out at your home, are you fully prepared? Since preserving life and avoiding injury is obviously the top priority during an emergency situation like a fire, you need to ensure all residents of your home have an easy escape route. With this in mind, many homeowners are choosing to invest in […]

Why Do We Need 604 Inspections?

If you own an apartment, condominium or hotel, the section 604 rules of the San Francisco Building Inspection Code require all building attachments, including fire escapes, be assessed for full compliance. Inspections should occur once every five years. As a property owner, you need to abide by these codes. Here’s why 604 inspections are important. […]

Things You Didn’t Know About Fire Escape Gardening

Fire escape gardens are a popular trend in larger cities like New York, Seattle and San Francisco. These gardens add some green to your city setting and are a great way of relaxing. Fire escape gardens share many similarities with rural gardens—you still have to properly maintain your flowers and other plants to ensure they […]