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HOME Forums Forums Fire Code & Enforcement 9.5 Exterior Stairs vs Fire Escape Reply To: 9.5 Exterior Stairs vs Fire Escape

Vicki VeldmanVicki Veldman

George has the right answer.  If the stair is a required exit we then only worry about the construction of the stair, access to the stair and if openings have to be protected.  There is a great picture explanation sent out by the OFM that shows how to assess what openings need to be protected that I could email to anyone that wants it.  If the stair doesn’t serve above the second storey, openings don’t have to be protected.

If the stair is not a required exit, it still has to be maintained and be safe to use.  You would use Part 2 of the fire code for the maintenance of the stair.