Originally Posted by Jasper66
I live in a duplex that only has one front door? Is this up to code, there is a basement, the foyer where the entrence is, then the upstairs, which is 15 feet off the ground, if I had to jump from a window.
Where I live (s/w Ontario) rental units are required to have a fire escape. If the 'escape' is above a certain height a ladder must be in place.
In one case that I know of, a knotted rope had been provided and it was rejected as unsuitable. The landlord had to put a steel ladder in place.
A call to the by-law officer for your municipality will get you an answer for your area.