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Fire Evacuation by Elevators.


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Klote, J. H.; Deal, S.; Donoghue, E. A.; Levin, B. M.; Groner, N. E.

NIST SP 983; May 2002.

Collected Publications Related to the Use of Elevators During Fires. NIST SP 983, Bukowski, R. W.; Burgess, S. R.; Reneke, P. A., Editor(s)(s), 2002.

Elevator World, Vol. 41, No. 6, 66-70,72-75, June 1993.

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Keywords:

evacuation; elevators (lifts); smoke control; staging areas; human beings; water; sprinklers

Abstract:

There is a rising concern for the safety of persons from fire who cannot travel building emergency exit routes in the same manner or as quickly as expected of able persons. One proposed solution for providing safety for these people is the use of elevators. However, today's elevators are not intended as means of fire egress and they should not be used for fire evacuation.