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Evacuation Equipment FAQs

Can I practice using a fire escape ladder?

Most of our fire escape ladders can be tested successfully without compromising their effectiveness when they are repacked.

As each fire escape ladder has specific testing and repacking instructions, we recommend that you check these requirements before choosing your ladder.

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