ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Means of Egress: Means of Egress Components   [open pdf - 336KB]

"Most people readily acknowledge a pair of marked exit doors as a path to safe egress from a building. In the model building and fire codes, however, the means of egress is more specifically defined so the code official can apply the requirements properly based on individual components. The means of egress is a 'continuous and unobstructed path of vertical and horizontal egress travel from any occupied portion of a building or structure to a public way.' The codes treat means of egress as a comprehensive 'system' of components. A means of egress consists of three separate and distinct parts: the exit access, the exit, and the exit discharge."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Protection Series No. FP-2009-12
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Date:
2009-03-24
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Public Domain
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United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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