Building an Emergency Kit for an Apartment Fire

The United States has some of the most restrictive building codes and best technology to deal with the breakout of a fire in an apartment building. However, these tools are not useful if you don’t have the right gear and preparation to survive a fire. Let’s go over how to create a fire escape plan […]

How to Plan to Help Your Family Escape in the Event of a Fire

When it comes to an emergency like a fire in your home or apartment building, your ability to respond is based on advance warning systems like smoke alarms. The fact is that fire can easily and quickly spread through any structure. You may only have one or two minutes to get everyone together and exit […]

How Often Should I Have My Fire Escape Inspected?

Although everyone hopes their building will be safe from fires and other disasters, it’s important to be prepared. That’s why most cities have specific fire escape inspection regulations, and San Francisco is no exception. There’s no telling when a fire will break out, an earthquake will occur or other problems may arise that require a […]

How to Inspect and Refurbish Your Fire Escape Without Breaking the Bank

Keeping your building’s fire escapes in good shape—and accessible—isn’t just a matter of protecting tenants and employees. It’s also important to ensure that you don’t run afoul of city regulations or expose yourself to legal liability. Setting a schedule for regular fire escape maintenance in San Francisco, CA is a key part of building ownership. […]

Rules for Fire Escapes in California

As the owner of a property with a fire escape attached, it’s important that you understand your responsibility for maintaining that fire escape, as well as the various rules surrounding the use of fire escapes. There are several sources online where you can access easy-to-read fire escape codes in San Francisco, CA, but here’s a […]