Category Archives: Fire Escapes

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 […]

Risks of an Unmaintained Fire Escape

There are a little over 7.5 million people who call the Bay Area home. Of them, millions hang their hats in a building with a fire escape. On a typical day, most of those apartment residents don’t give their fire escape much thought. When the worst happens, however, and a roaring fire is blocking their […]

The Origins of Fire Escape Structures Outside Buildings

Have you ever looked at fire escape structures on the outside of buildings and wonder how they came to be standard on large buildings across the country? It may seem obvious to have some extra form of escape in the event a fire blocked off staircases, but buildings were not always built with exterior fire […]