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a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the case of fire or other emergency

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The stairwells can be made smoke-free by pressurizing them and pushing the NPP to below the fire floor so that no smoke generated by the fire can enter the fire escapes which are the most likely exit paths for residents of the building.
In it she dances on a fire escape, which reflects her younger days, as Gaga explains: "I had a fire escape, outside my teeny-tiny apartment in New York.
Witnesses described a terrifying scene of panicked guests frantically trying to escape the building that lacked fire escapes, some flinging themselves from windows in desperation.
Windows Plus offers a free estimate to bring houses up to the current regs and an easy downloadable factsheet on fire escapes, safety glazing and energy advice is available at www.
Dubai/ Fujairah/ Abu Dhabi: Fire escapes, extinguishers and alarms: Does your home have what it takes to cope with a fire?
With less than three minutes to escape if a fire occurs, it's critical that every home is equipped with working smoke alarms and every family has a well-rehearsed fire escape plan.
There were no flames where we were but as soon as we were out we could see the other fire escape was alight.
Other guests who tried to use the fire escape discovered to their horror that it was wooden and was itself on fire.
Environmental health officers also discovered blocked fire escapes, faulty wiring and no health and safety policy at Angharad's in Pontypridd.
Highly-flammable materials were stored underneath a fire escape
1 X 45sqM of Entrance Lobby 1 X 25sqM Admin Office 1 X 20sqM Meeting Room 1 X 10sqM Toilet 5 X Controlled Maglock Doors/ Fire Escapes It is anticipated the New Entrance will be a permanent construction and will be located to the front of the existing entrance.
Other fire prevention measures are regular maintenance of fire escapes, checking to assure exit paths are clear and making sure doors close to prevent the spread of fire and smoke should a fire occur.
As the days pass, he becomes familiar with his neighbors, discreetly ``spying'' on them as they garden or hang laundry in the shared courtyard or get some air on their fire escapes.
But because of its slight turn away from frontality, we can see that it is an empty facade, spooky and hollow-eyed, with nothing back of it--as the exposed armature behind it testifies, and the piece of detached scaffolding glimpsed next to it punctuates with preternatural precision: Standing off by itself, looking as much like a ladder to nowhere as the fire escapes whose form it mimics, that detail is isolate, a nonsensical and poignant puncture, and as such it points back to all the dim particularity that makes up the facade and the photograph that contains it.