fire escape


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fire escape

n.
A structure or device, such as an outside stairway attached to a building, erected for emergency exit in the event of fire.

fire escape

n
(Building) a means of evacuating people from a building in the event of fire, esp a metal staircase outside the building

fire′ escape`


n.
a metal stairway down an outside wall for escaping from a burning building.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fire escape - a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the case of fire or other emergencyfire escape - a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the case of fire or other emergency
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
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CHICAGO Part of a busy Chicago street has been closed after ice encased a fire escape on a high-rise building.
Others, along the side and back of the building, where the fire began, could not even get to their fire escape.
Also, advice all members about a fire escape plan and keep correct fire fighting equipment ready at all times.
Firefighters said the house had no fire escape while the windows were secured with iron grills.
Concerns were raised by the crews who noticed a fire escape door at the rear of the premises was screwed shut.
Damien Nicholas met up with a woman for a clandestine tryst at the Lauriston Court Hotel in January 2012 - but skipped the PS65 bill when the pair fled down a fire escape.
Spanish Police concluded Tom Ousby, 19, had simply fallen from the ninth-floor fire escape two years ago.
As a means of balancing the flow of air into and out of the vertical shafts (elevator hoistways and fire escape stairwells (1)) in the building and in the occupied floor spaces, the pressure distribution inside the building establishes a series of neutral pressure planes (NPPs).
PORTLAND, Maine -- A Maine man who authorities originally said fell to the sidewalk while rappelling down a fire escape after breaking into a Portland flower shop was actually part of a stunt that had gone awry.
Stephen McKeown, 61, suffered back pain after the accident on a primary school fire escape.
Last night a senior Guardia Civil officer said: "We are still investigating if the boy got to the top of the building via the normal inside stairs or went up the fire escape.
A TEENAGER died after he fell from a shopping centre fire escape after drinking with a friend, an inquest heard.