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 […]
A man trying to escape a fire in a Washington Heights apartment building by dangling out of a window was rescued by Good Samaritans who used a fire escape and a ladder to save him.
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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.