If you’re a building owner, facilities or property manager, landlord or homeowner, you know how important it is to provide accessible, safe escape routes and plans in case of fire or another emergency. Escape ladders are often the first part of a full escape and evacuation system, allowing people to exit windows or rooms from upper stories should a fire ignite. Choose the type of ladder that works best for your property: rigid ladders, fire and emergency escape ladders, rescue ladders and safety ladders are all readily available. The main attribute you’ll want to consider before shopping is the ladder height—make sure the ladder you choose is long enough for the number of stories in your building. In addition to escape ladders, complete your fire protection system with fire extinguishers, safety alarms and warnings.