A Fire Escape or Exit is a special escape route which is easily accessible in an unfortunate event of a fire and provides safe exit to the occupants.
- The fire escape is usually present on the exteriors of the building. It is also present in the interiors of the building where the escape stairs are secluded from the rest of the habitable space.
- It is mandatory to specify the fire escape route in each building with a user friendly building plan and mark the route to be taken in case of fire.
- It is a serious offence to keep the fire exit locked, inaccessible or blocked with materials or storage which might risk the exit and safety of the inhabitants.