“Life Safety” As a firefighter, I strongly reccomend escape ladders to people who live on or above the second floor. If a fire starts at night on the first floor smoke detectors on the second or third floors may or may not activate and wake up building occupants before superheated gasses and fire make escape through the first floor an impossability. Buy whatever brand you want but make sure it’s appropriate for your specific needs. Ensure if you live on the third or fourth floor you buy a ladder that long or longer. Take into consideration overhangs under windows that will effect the length of the ladder. Make sure escape ladder fits the window. Use only if all other exits are blocked. Practice opening the ladder and dropping it out the window, but not using it.
Fire escape ladder
Appears to be an ideal product. We went over it with our son. Seems easy enough to utilize. …
Question Before I Buy
Also, is it light enough for my seven year old to set it up by herself if heaven-forbid that becomes necessary? The chain ones are worthless. They are so heavy and get so tangled and are so hard to deploy, that unless you have it hanging outside 24/7/365 you will never get it set up in time during a fire. Keeping it unfurled at all times is impractical in this crime-ridden city.
The last reviewer’s comments were utterly worthless. Because it’s a knock-off that means it is not able to do the job? Even he admits that it looks better than the item it was intended to knock-off. I was expecting lawsuits based upon the ladders undependability or it being unsafe for use in a fire. Instead, the lack of noise in that direction seems to indicate that this is a good choice to make.
If you have an answer to the first questions I have posed, please leave a review with an answer. Thanks!…
Makes me feel good
Appears to be a quality product