Escape Planning in San Francisco CA

Do you or your building tenants know how to properly use a fire escape? While these systems are designed to be intuitive, it’s important to know exactly how to deploy them. If an emergency arises, you need to be able to act without thinking about it.

Great Escape Fire Escape Service provides fire escape planning in San Francisco, CA for concerned building owners. We’ll show you exactly how to operate your escape ladder and what the best course of action for using it is.

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Demonstrations and Planning

We invite you to schedule a free planning appointment and let us provide you and your tenants with a fire escape use demonstration in San Francisco, CA. We’ll go through the entire process, from deploying the ladder to proper evacuation methods. When we’re done, we’ll secure your ladder again. We also provide written instructions for how to use the fire escape on your building, so you can post them and make them available to tenants.

Fire Escape Planning

We advocate safe evacuation practices and advise every person living in a building to get familiar with emergency exit protocols. Fire escape planning goes a long way in ensuring your safety and wellbeing. Here are a few must-know tips:

  • Make an outline of the entire floor area and include furniture positions if desired. Label bedrooms.
  • Locate windows, doors and stairways. For upper floor plans, shade in any rooftop that can be used as a fire escape.
  • Go to each bedroom. Select the best window for an emergency escape. Use black arrows on the floor plan to show normal exits through halls and stairways.
  • Use colored arrows to show emergency exits in case the normal escape routes are blocked by fire.
  • Practice evacuating the building blindfolded, while staying low. In a real fire situation, the amount of smoke generated by a fire most likely will make it difficult to see.

Fire Safety and Escape Tips

Fire safety is your first and foremost line of defense against fire. Preventing fire or being able to stop a fire from getting out of control are paramount. Here are a few must-know tips for fire safety and prevention.

  • Check smoke detectors once a month and change the batteries at least once a year. At least one smoke detector should be installed on every level of a structure.
  • Post emergency numbers near telephones. Be aware that if a fire threatens your home, you should not place the call to emergency services from inside the home.
  • Keep portable and space heaters at least 3 feet from anything that may burn. Never leave heaters on when you leave home or go to sleep. Keep children and pets away from them.
  • Never smoke in bed or when you are sleepy. Carelessly discard cigarettes are a leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.
  • Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles and wear tight-fitting sleeves when you cook. If grease catches fire, carefully slide lid over the pan and smother the flames.
  • In the hands of a child, matches and lighters are deadly! Store them where kids can’t reach them. Teach children that matches and lighters are “tools” only used by adults.
  • If an appliance smokes or has an unusual smell, unplug it immediately and have it repaired. Replace frayed or cracked electrical cords and don’t overload extension cords.