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 […]

A Guide to Refurbishing Fire Escapes

There are many signs that it might be time to refurbish your fire escape, including rust and badly cracked paint. If your San Francisco, CA fire escape looks unsafe for any reason, you should have it refurbished. Experiencing a fire is scary enough—you don’t want to risk further injury by having to climb down a […]

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 […]