While many think that external fire escape stairs are solely used to prevent danger or even death, they can also be the cause of it if not maintained, repaired, or inspected properly. Just this month, a man from New York fell victim to falling tread/step from an external fire escape during a routine wall inspection. […]
As tempting as it is to use the extra space in a fire escape as storage, that creates a blockage that prevents the fire escape system to perform as it was designed, to provide an emergency exit. Know about your fire escape and how to keep it ready in case of an emergency.
While the idea of spending summer nights out on the balcony comes off as one of relaxation and putting aside the cares of the world, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that not only is your balcony safe and secured, but also that any fire escape ladders or other routes are maintained properly and are free of clutter in the case of an emergency.
While socializing with friends and families and enjoying the warm weather out on a balcony seems worry-free, there are factors to consider when preparing your balcony for social gatherings.
Property owners, remember the past fire escape failures and prevent yours from becoming a life trap like the Triangle Shirtwaist factory.
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911 which caused 146 deaths. Make sure your fire escapes are not in need of repairs. Call us today for a quote on fire escape repairs and maintenance.
When a fire escape system is not properly mounted to the side of a building, or if it has pieces missing, or in some cases not properly finished, it poses a risk for those in and around the building in the instance of a fire emergency. In any instance where the fire escape does not meet the maintenance inspection codes for the building, there becomes an increased risk of hazard for both the inhabitants and the property owners of a building.
With the rising amount of citizens in the city of Berkley, California not meeting the state’s required housing code enforcements, Berkley has put in place two new components to their housing codes to better serve the tenants of their properties and ensure that they are living in safe dwellings. In order to see these changes […]
Decks, balconies and fire escapes are very commonly seen outside of San Francisco homes and buildings, and have even become a staple outside most apartments and hotels in San Francisco, but the vast majority of them are seldom kept up to DBI (Department of Building Inspection) standards. Even if your deck, balcony, fire escape, or […]
When reading through articles about fire escape routes and tips on how to exit a burning building/location safely, one important factor is always left out: ensuring that the first responders that come to extinguish the fire are walking into safe (well, as safe as possible in the given situation) and up to date fire […]
With the holidays just around the corner and winter now in full swing, everyone is distracted by the change in weather as well as finding the perfect gifts for loved ones. During this time of the year, the most important gift of all: safety is commonly overlooked. During the winter, especially in northern states, ice, […]
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We needed a licensed company to inspect our property and fix whatever needed to complete the requirements of section 604 San Francisco housing code. We hired West Coast Fire Escapes to do the job, i have to say that they were very organized, efficient and right on schedule with impressive customer service skills. thanks to CJ for a job well done.
Suzi QubainTestimonial via Facebook.
Did an emergency fix on broken stairs and then came back to do the whole project. Their attention to detail and hard work resulted in a perfect restoration of our badly neglected fire escape. The communication and completion of the project were so much better than I could have expected. I highly recommend their services. Thank you for the amazing restoration!
I am so glad I hired West Coast Fire Escapes to handle the issues with my fire escape. I had no idea how complicated it would be to have my fire escape certified. Their customer service was exemplary and they were always available to answer my questions. I would recommended West Coast Fire Escape to anyone with issues with their fire escapes.