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Why Escape Chute and CDD are not approved for fire escape in residential buildings? 

Question asked by selfemp74 on Jan 3, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2018 by rfdacm02

Why is it said in FAQ that Escape Chute and Controlled Descent Devices do not offer that level of protection. These devices offer the inhabitants 'First Line of Escape' from the situation (if they are trained through fire drills on regular basis). On the other hand the code mandated stair case also do not 'guarantee' the protection and 100% possibility of escape from fire and so does the 'Fire Lift/OEE' in a condition like 'Titanic effect' where who should go first in the lifts having capacity less than the number of people to save/evacuate?

Link to FAQ

FAQs about building evacuation