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Summary of District of Columbia Laws


Fire Safety

D.C. Code Ann. § 6-701.01 et seq.

The Law: The law provides specifications regarding when and where fire escapes must be located and the duty to provide fire safety measures and follow the requirements for access to fire escapes and the use of hallway and stairway lights. The law also specifies the requirements for elevators and stairways, including the prohibition of obstruction of exits and the consequences of non-compliance. For requirements regarding smoke detectors, see D.C. Code Ann. §§ 6-751.01 and 6-751.02.

DC code updated 2/25/08 RAB
links updated 6/6/08 rab
Links checked August 4th, 2010, FJL.