Category Archives: Fire Safety

Why Are Fires Common After Earthquakes?

If you’re living in San Francisco, chances are you’ve felt at least a little temblor at some point since you moved here, and perhaps even some of the larger quakes the area is famous for. Most people are familiar with the devastating 1906 quake, which decimated parts of the city—but few people realize that the […]

Emergency Building Evacuation Tips

It’s everyone’s worst nightmare: you’re stuck in a burning building. Getting out safely is the priority, but in the smoke, chaos and fear, many people freeze up and aren’t sure what to do. Learning about fire safety tips before a fire breaks out can save your life—read on to learn our best tips for evacuating […]

The Evolution of Fire Safety Laws

There are so many fire safety laws that now exist in locations across the country, both on local and federal levels. Many fire codes were put into place in the wake of deadly fires that taught cities a lot about how they needed to design their structures and what types of fire safety code updates […]

What Is a Party Fire Balcony, and Why Is It Unsafe?

As a building is constructed, the architect, contractor and owner will discuss the various options for every part of the space. From the smallest thing, such as the sink faucets, to major components, such as elevators, there’s always a lot to consider for a building. This is also true for fire escapes. There are types […]

Building Owners Are Liable for Fire Escapes That Cause Injury

As a property owner, there are dozens of codes, laws and regulations that must be met and maintained to ensure the safety of building occupants. This is particularly true for the mechanisms in place to assist people in the case of an emergency, such as a fire. While often overlooked, fire escapes are a top […]