Be prepared: Importance of Fire Escape Service

No one really believes they’ll experience a disaster like a raging fire until they’re right in the middle of it. It is easy to ignore the fire safety arrangements of a property and let them fall into a state of disrepair. Unfortunately, this can place your well-being at risk and can even lead to fatalities. At Boston Ironworks, we believe property owners should maintain their fire escapes well to ensure they can be used safely during an emergency.



Why Should You Be Prepared?

There were 1.3 million fires reported from all over the US in 2017. These disasters caused 15,000 civilian injuries and around 3,400 deaths. Some of these casualties could have been prevented if the properties had functional and well-maintained fire escapes. Majority of the fatalities happened in one or two family homes and multi-family homes. This is because these properties are less regulated and follow lower safety standards compared to other properties.

Around 2,600 reported fatalities occurred in home structure fires, which gives a clear indication of just how unsafe these properties can be. The only proven way to reduce home structure casualties is to improve overall safety.

Why Egress Routes are Important

Even the safest properties can catch fire because many building materials are vulnerable to it. That’s why it is important to have a fire escape on every property to ensure people don’t get trapped and can escape the dangerous circumstances quickly. These egress routes need to be maintained well, especially if they’re located outside the property.

A good fire escape service company can help you maintain the structural integrity of these escape routes. They’ll make sure these structures can bear sufficient amount of load, hurried traffic, and harsh environmental conditions. Well-maintained egress routes can help reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by a fire.

The best fire escape company will provide annual servicing contracts to help property owners keep their escape structures in good condition at all times. They’ll also make sure these structures can pass all fire safety inspections performed by local authorities. If your property can’t pass these safety inspections, you might be fined for placing lives at risk. Experienced fire escape servicing companies know the latest regulations and make sure everything is in order.

For questions and inquiries about the best fire escape company, you can call Boston Ironworks at 617 657 3117. You can also fill in this contact us form. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible. 

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