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Publication Citation: Fire Evacuation by Elevators

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Author(s): J H. Klote; Scott Deal; E. A. Donoghue; Bernard M. Levin; N Groner;
Title: Fire Evacuation by Elevators
Published: June 01, 1993
Abstract: There is a rising concern for the safety of persons from fire who cannot travel building emergency exit routes in the same manner or as quickly as expected of able persons. One proposed solution for providing safety for these people is the use of elevators. However, today's elevators are not intended as means of fire egress and they should not be used for fire evacuation.
Citation: Elevator World
Volume: 41
Issue: No. 6
Pages: pp. 66 - 75
Keywords: evacuation; elevators (lifts); smoke control; staging areas; human beings; water; sprinklers
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research