REAC - Building Exteriors - Fire Escapes


Fire Escapes

All buildings must have acceptable fire exits. This includes both stairway access doors and external exits. These can include external fire escapes, fire towers, operable windows on the lower floors with easy access to the ground or a back door opening onto a porch with a stairway leading to the ground.

 

This inspectable item can have the following deficiencies:

  • Blocked Egress/Ladders
  • Visibly Missing Components

 

Blocked Egress/Ladders

Deficiency: Any part of the fire escape, including ladders, is blocked, limiting or restricting people from exiting.

 

Note: This includes fire escapes, fire towers, and windows on the ground floor that would be used in an emergency.

 

Level of Deficiency:

 

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: Stored items or other barriers restrict or block people from exiting.

 

Visibly Missing Components

Deficiency: You see that any of the components that affect the function of the fire escape are missing.

Level of Deficiency:

 

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: You see that any of the functional components that affect the function of the fire escape, for example, 1 section of a ladder or a railing, is missing.

 


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