Article on Fire Escape Dangers Highlights the Need For Increased Inspections and Repairs, Notes Fire Protection Group, Inc.

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Commenting on the recent article, the comprehensive fire safety firm explains that many of the dangers of fire escapes outlined by the article can be remedied through responsibly scheduled inspections and repairs.

Repairing fire escapes is an essential part of ensuring occupants will be safe in the event of a fire.

In addition to their fire escape inspection and repair service, Fire Protection Group Inc. also inspects, designs, and installs fire sprinkler systems, stand pipes, and alarm systems.

In an article published September 30th on, the author explained how many modern buildings are built using “rated stairwells, rated fire doors, [and] fire protection systems” in lieu of fire escapes as a way to get occupants safely out of the higher floors of a building in the case of a fire. The author explains that, while fire escapes have surely saved a great many lives, they can become dangerous to both building occupants and firefighters when not properly maintained. According to George Saadian, the head engineer at Los Angeles-based Fire Protection Group, Inc., business and building owners do not need to alter their building in a major way to ensure that occupants have access to safe egress. Rather, he explains that by having their fire escapes inspected and repaired, these building owners can insure that both their budgets and the safety of their residents or employees are intact. In the article, author and former assistant fire chief Thomas Warren explains that the two areas that need to be most commonly repaired are potentially rusted areas of metal, and the support points where the fire escape is anchored to the building.

  • Rusted Metal – Mr. Saadian explains that, because rust is a result of direct air exposure to metal, metal surfaces that are properly covered by the right paint or enamel will not be damaged by rust issues. Yet, in cases where metal is left uncovered for too long, and rust has already eaten through part of the necessary supports, railings, or ladders, replacement pieces may be necessary. While every case is different, Mr. Saadian explains that he and his team of engineers have a great deal of experience completing custom projects for satisfied customers.
  • Weak Foundational Support – Whether a fire escape was initially affixed to weak materials on the façade of a building, or if that connection has simply begun to pull out or weaken over time, Mr. Saadian explains that it is vital to ensure that pieces never become detached. Either by strengthening the current supports or adding new supports to materials that will provide for a more permanent hold, Mr. Saadian notes that he and his team can take a shaky fire escape and make it once again safe for residents and fire fighters.

In addition to their fire escape inspection and repair service, Fire Protection Group Inc. also inspects, designs, and installs the fire sprinkler systems, stand pipes, and fire alarms that Los Angeles Businesses rely on to keep their building safe from the outbreak of a fire. For more information about Fire Protection Group Inc., or to schedule a consultation or inspect today, you can call them at (888) 251-3488 or visit them online at

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