604 AFFIDAVIT INFO
Escape Artists is insured to sign off on only the Section 908 Certificate for annual fire escape inspection and maintenance, however we can offer two companies as referrals for 604 Affidavit [5-year] level of compliance:
Accolade Construction and Restoration [Anthony] : (650) 387-8524
Christopher's Construction : (415) 729-7069
BUILDING CODES + COMPLIANCE
SEC. 908 ~ MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF FIRE ESCAPES.
[Added by Ord. 399-89, App. 11/6/89; amended by Ord. 161-92, App. 6/4/92; Ord. 192-02, App. 9/17/02]
All safety systems, devices or equipment provided for in this Chapter 9 or in the Fire Code shall be maintained in good repair at all times.
(a) Fire escapes. Fire escapes shall be kept clear and unobstructed and be readily accessible at all times. Upon inspection, the property owner, or authorized agent, shall demonstrate to the Director or designated personnel, that all existing fire escapes are fully operational and properly maintained. Upon completion of the inspection, all existing fire escapes shall be secured, and maintained free of obstruction pursuant to Section 1032.2 of the Fire Code and in compliance with any successor provisions in the Fire Code pertaining to the operation and/or maintenance of fire escapes.
FIRE SAFETY INFORMATION DISCLOSURE (SFFC Section 409)
It is the purpose of Section 409 to reduce the risk of fires to residents by requiring owners of buildings with three or more dwelling units to disclose fire safety information to new residents on or before they begin to live in the building and once a year thereafter.
For more information please visit the SF DBI website.
SEC. 604. STRUCTURAL MAINTENANCE.
[Added by Ord. 192-02, App. 9/17/02]
(a) Affidavit Required. All wood and metal decks, balconies, landings, exit corridors, stairway systems, guardrails, handrails, fire escapes, or any parts thereof in weather-exposed areas of apartment buildings and hotels shall be inspected by a licensed general contractor, or a structural pest control licensee, or a licensed professional architect or engineer, verifying that the exit system, corridor, balcony, deck or any part thereof is in general safe condition, in adequate working order, and free from hazardous dry rot, fungus, deterioration, decay, or improper alteration. Property owners shall provide proof of compliance with this section by submitting an affidavit form (provided by the Department) signed by the responsible inspector to the Housing Inspection Services Division every five years. For purposes of this section, “weather-exposed areas” mean those areas which are not interior building areas. The affidavit process shall commence on January 1, 2004.
[Excerpt from the current San Francisco Department of Building Inspection Codes]
San Francisco Fire Code as of July 2016
1032.2.1 Fire Escapes.
Fire escape ladders from the first balcony to the ground shall be secured to prevent access to the building.