Fire Safety for High-Rise Residents

High-rise buildings present specific challenges in the case of an emergency for residents, employees and emergency personnel. Preparation and an understanding of how to proceed is vital in an emergency situation in order to avoid serious injury and loss of life.

FEMA has published a factsheet (PDF) for residents that offers a brief overview of high-rise fire safety. The NFPA also published a similar factsheet (PDF) for high-rise residents along with a much more detailed evacuation plan (PDF) designed for use by high-rise property management and employees.