Is your building fire safe? These are some of the things you need to protect your tenants: 

Self-closing doors are required in all buildings with three or more apartments. 

Smoke alarms must be provided and installed by the landlord. 

A fire escape plan must be posted on the inside of every apartment door, common area, and distributed to each dwelling, new tenants, and annually during fire prevention week. 

Clear exits unobstructed by obstacles on fire escapes, in hallways, and by entrance doors to a building including roof doors.

And remind your teants: it is illegal to install key-locked window gates on fire escapes and double cylinder locks which can trap residents inside an apartment in the event of a fire.

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