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A clear and unobstructed path of egress to a safe location is required by building and some fire codes. Part of this path may include exterior egress balconies.
Today’s Coffee Break Training, “Exterior Egress Balconies” defines these architectural features and explains their requirements.
Your Coffee Break can be downloaded from http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/coffee-break/cb_fp_2009_42.pdf
Always refer to nationally recognized design and installation standards, the product manufacturer or listing details for specific information.
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