Open, efficient escape routes are imperative to have 24/7/365 regardless if your house or current location catches fire or not. The steps and maintenance to upkeep fire ladders and fire doors is extremely important to ensure the safety of all inhabitants or visitors of a building. The responsible party (or parties) in keeping up with […]
The practice of using emergency ladders as anything other than its intended purpose is something that serves as a danger to anyone who has an external fire escape attached to their house, apartment, or even business in some cases. It is important for all inhabitants to have a fire escape system planned so that those […]
Fatal San Francisco Mission Fire: 1 Dead, 6 injured On Wednesday evening, a fatal fire broke out in San Francisco’s 22nd and Mission Street, Calif. The fire killed one and injured 6 other residents. Fire fighters battled the fire up until mid-night containing the flames and worked for a couple of hours to extinguish it […]
The question that is bugging in every New Yorkers’ mind after the tragic death of Broadway star Kyle Jean-Baptiste is how safe the fire escapes of New York are nowadays? Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the 21 years old first African-American Broadway star, who played Jean Valjean in “Les Miserable”, had met with sudden death falling from the […]
Los Angeles fire fighters responded to a report of a high-rise apartment building fire in the 11740 Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Katherine Main, flames and smoke were seen coming out of the windows on the west side of the building. Firefighters also responded to reports of persons […]
100 Years Ago in the Record: Collar manufacturers to fight new state building standards The Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire that took place in New York City on March 25, 1911, remains a landmark event in the history of U.S. industrial disasters. The fire that claimed the lives of 146 people, most of them immigrant women […]
Last year, residents in a 10-story condominium building at the corner of Beacon Street, adjacent to the Massachusetts avenue witnessed the largest fire-fighting operation the city has seen in recent years. The fire claimed the lives of Boston Fire Lt. Ed Walsh and Fire-fighter Michael Kennedy. Upon investigation, it was revealed that welders doing repair […]
Is your fire escape in a dingy and dilapidated state? If so, you have every reason to be concerned. Apart from being unsightly, most importantly, it might be a safety hazard, and potentially incriminating. An unsafe fire escape violates the Building Code, which could lead to violations and penalties, and also pose a liability to […]
Is your fire escape in bad shape? Have you received a violation from a city inspector? Are you concerned about fire safety for your family or your tenants? If so, there’s good news! The majority of fire escapes, even those that seem in very bad shape, can often be repaired instead of replaced. Replacing a […]
Just after midnight on January 12th, three young people attending a birthday party in a historic apartment building stepped outside to smoke on the fire escape. Moments later, they had fallen 35 feet after the grating collapsed underneath them. Albert Suh, a 22 year old financial analyst was taken to the hospital with severe […]
- How safe is your fire escape today?
- Things to know about fire escapes before renting an apartment
- How to Prevent Your Fire Escape Balcony Collapse
- Balcony and Terrace Test: Make Sure Yours Are Safe
- Property owners, remember the past fire escape failures and prevent yours from becoming a life trap like the Triangle Shirtwaist factory.
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.
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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.