Fire Safety Ladders
Most apartment buildings have fire extinguishers located on different floors. The presence of a fire extinguisher, however, will not provide you with a way to exit your apartment if there is a fire on your floor. While fire extinguishers can be used to put out fires before they spread, a single extinguisher will not be able to extinguish a fire that is already spreading down the hallway.
In addition, if you smell smoke or can feel the fire in your hallway, the stairwell through which you might normally exit may also be blocked. If your unit has its own fire escape, you can use that structure to exit the building. If you do not, however, you might severely injure yourself by going out of one of the windows.
13 and 25 Foot Fire Safety Ladders
You can prepare for fires by keeping fire safety ladders in your apartment. Fire safety ladders from FireSafetySource can be used from the second and third floors, as they are available in 13 and 25 feet models. They can also be stored compactly, so they won't take up much space in your closet or underneath your bed.
While you might be concerned about hitting the building on the way out or falling from an unsteady ladder, the fire safety ladders available at FireSafetySource should alleviate those concerns. They have an overhang so that you will not strike the building and are made with anti-slip steps. They can also support up to 1,000 pounds. To find out more about fire safety ladders, contact FireSafetySource at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 947-3473. If you are considering buying fire safety ladders for all of your tenants, call FireSafetySource for information on quantity discounts.