Category Archives: Fire Escapes

The Worst Kind of Fire Escape

Poorly-designed fire escapes in San Francisco, CA aren’t just useless in an emergency—they can prove to be quite unsafe in plenty of other situations as well. As building codes get better, fire escapes might seem obsolete. Tenants use balcony-like fire escapes to hold their plants, or as outdoor gathering spaces during parties—often with deadly consequences. […]

How to Safely Descend a Fire Escape

If there’s a fire in your building, do you know how to safely get out when you’re on the second floor or higher up? Some people think they’ll just tie bedsheets together and anchor them to furniture while they lower themselves out a window, while others expect to rely on their fire escape—but how realistic […]

Common Causes of Damage to a Fire Escape

Your building’s fire escapes are some of the most important structures you’ll ever have under your control. In times of emergency or disaster, they can be the difference between life and death, so it’s your charge as a building owner or manager to reliably and effectively maintain them. There are many things that can contribute […]

How to Prevent a Fire Escape Collapse with One Simple Step

A fire escape is one of the most important features of your building. Whether you own or manage a commercial building, an industrial site or a multi-story, multi-unit residential building, making sure all occupants have an easy means of egress is one of your absolute highest priorities. Great Escape Fire Escape Service is your Bay […]

Frequency of Fire Escape Inspection

Once your fire escape is installed and fixed on the side of the building, you might think that you can simply forget about it for the foreseeable future. You’d be wrong. Though a well-maintained fire escape can provide a fast, secure route to safety in the event of an emergency, a poorly maintained fire escape […]