Why Fire Escapes Were Invented and Put on the Outsides of Buildings

You’ll notice many buildings with fire escapes when walking or driving through any major metropolitan area. These metal structures are attached to the outside of residential, industrial and commercial structures to provide occupants with a reliable means for evacuating in the event of an emergency. It’s hard to believe that 150 years ago, buildings didn’t […]

What Metal Is Used to Make Fire Escapes: Steel, Iron or Composite Metals?

Tall buildings throughout the Bay Area require fire escapes by law. In the event of an emergency, sturdy fire escapes may mean the difference between life and death. Property managers call us for information about fire safety compliance with local and federal mandates, and many of them wonder what fire escapes in San Francisco, CA […]

How Forgoing Fire Escape Maintenance Can Be a Matter of Life or Death

There are a lot of maintenance tasks landlords must keep up with if they are to create safe premises for their tenants. For buildings with exterior fire escapes, it is crucial that San Francisco, CA landlords not forgo regular inspections and necessary maintenance to mitigate risks from old fire escapes and ensure they are safe […]

Who Is Responsible When a Fire Escape Causes Injury or Death?

If you have been injured in an accident involving a fire escape, you might be wondering what legal action you can take to seek compensation for your injuries. There are some circumstances in which liability could be an issue for fire escape-related injuries. Here’s an overview of what you should know about fire escape injury […]

How Quickly Can a Home Fire Spread?

Too often, people who are in a house fire don’t realize how fast a home fire can spread. They think they have time to gather precious belongings and fail to exit the home as quickly as they should. They don’t realize a few seconds can mean the difference between life and death. For your safety […]