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Exiting Systems

The most important aspect of fire safety is getting everyone out quickly and safely. All exit corridors, doors, and stairways must be safely maintained at all times.

Keep stairways free of obstructions at all times. Anything which may render the stairway unusable should be kept away from stairs. Propane barbecue grills, motorcycles, and combustible materials should not be stored under stairs.

If there are interior corridor systems, ongoing maintenance is necessary.

All floor levels are required to have two ways out of every sleeping room.

Exceptions

  1. In all occupancies, second stories with an occupant load of ten or less may have one exit.
  2. An exit ladder device may be used in lieu of a fire escape if the building does not exceed three floors in height. It must be built to Uniform Building Code standards.
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