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Fire Evacuation by Elevators

Published

Author(s)

J H. Klote, Scott Deal, E. A. Donoghue, Bernard M. Levin, N Groner

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
Report Number
983
Volume
41
Issue
No. 6

Keywords

evacuation, elevators (lifts), smoke control, staging areas, human beings, water, sprinklers

Citation

Klote, J. , Deal, S. , Donoghue, E. , Levin, B. and Groner, N. (1993), Fire Evacuation by Elevators, Elevator World (Accessed December 4, 2021)
Created June 1, 1993, Updated February 19, 2017