FIRE EVACUATION MAPS

What are Fire Evacuation Maps?

Fire evacuation maps (Fire evacuation signs) are simplified building schematics that guide viewers away from an imminent threat or hazardous area. These maps typically highlight building features like exits, rooms, hallways, stairwells and more. Most businesses should have fire evacuation maps.

Often fire evacuation maps are used as a building directory or as wayfinding signage.  This is a mistake.  Evacuation maps should be kept simple and not be over crowded with information.  Maps should be up-to-date, simple and accurate.

What are Fire Evacuation Maps?

Fire evacuation maps (Fire evacuation signs) are simplified building schematics that guide viewers away from an imminent threat or hazardous area. These maps typically highlight building features like exits, rooms, hallways, stairwells and more. Most businesses should have fire evacuation maps.

Often fire evacuation maps are used as a building directory or as wayfinding signage.  This is a mistake.  Evacuation maps should be kept simple and not be over crowded with information.  Maps should be up-to-date, simple and accurate.

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A FIRE?

Current, compliant fire evacuation maps keep employees, customers, and visitors safe. Outdated, inaccurate maps are dangerous and a liability to your company. Proper evacuation maps will guide users to safety, providing feature locations like fire extinguishers or AEDs. Use our experience and knowledge at Building Maps to ensure that your fire evacuation maps include every item needed and adequately guides users to safety.

FIRE EVACUATION SIGN & MAP DESIGN

A fire evacuation sign should not be complicated.  It should provide the safety information in a simple, legible format.  In the event of a fire, viewers may be distraught or impaired.  Remember, the main goal of a fire evacuation map is to lead the viewer out of the building.  Everything else is secondary.

Fire Evacuation Sign Features:

  • Clear Map Legend
  • Building Exits
  • Fire Extinguisher Locations
  • AED Locations
  • Nearby Streets
  • Primary and Secondary Egress Routes

OUR DESIGN PROCESS

Every evacuation map that we create is specifically designed based on the building layout, building usage, occupancy type, fire codes and industry best practices.  In short, it is based on fire and life safety.  It’s not just illustration.

FIRE EVACUATION SIGN & MAP DESIGN

A fire evacuation sign should not be complicated.  It should provide the safety information in a simple, legible format.  In the event of a fire, viewers may be distraught or impaired.  Remember, the main goal of a fire evacuation map is to lead the viewer out of the building.  Everything else is secondary.

Fire Evacuation Sign Features:

  • Clear Map Legend
  • Building Exits
  • Fire Extinguisher Locations
  • AED Locations
  • Nearby Streets
  • Primary and Secondary Egress Routes

OUR DESIGN PROCESS

Every evacuation map that we create is specifically designed based on the building layout, building usage, occupancy type, fire codes and industry best practices.  In short, it is based on fire and life safety.  It’s not just illustration.

DOES MY BUILDING NEED A FIRE EVACUATION MAP?

Short answer — Yes.

Fire evacuation maps are often created to meet a code requirement, but there are other reasons to be considered.  Even if evacuation maps are not required it may be in the best interest of the business or organization to have evacuation maps for liability reasons.  It is generally accepted that a business environment is safe for all employees and visitors; and that a company should be diligent in doing what is necessary to protect employees and visitors from harm.

Even if a business know that it will not be fined for a code violation or sued for not providing a safe work environment, some would say that it is simply the ‘goodwill’ of a business to provide a safe environment.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

At Building Maps, we are proud to offer our services for fire evacuation map design. Our team of professional illustrators and fire safety experts have the skills and knowledge to ensure that your maps will meet fire code and more importantly provide crucial safety information in a fire event.

We created thousands of safe, compliant evacuation maps, to businesses across the U.S., just last year.

Do you have a large campus with many buildings?  No Problem. Our office has worked with companies with over 100 buildings with locations across the U.S.  We have also worked with businesses and organizations that have many buildings located on one campus. Our project managers have the project management tools and experience to create your evacuation maps within a process that requires minimal effort from you, and your maps will be easy to update in future years.

Evacuation map frames, holders, lamination and other signage can be seen in our Frame Store.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

At Building Maps, we are proud to offer our services for fire evacuation map design. Our team of professional illustrators and fire safety experts have the skills and knowledge to ensure that your maps will meet fire code and more importantly provide crucial safety information in a fire event.

We created thousands of safe, compliant evacuation maps, to businesses across the U.S., just last year.

Do you have a large campus with many buildings?  No Problem. Our office has worked with companies with over 100 buildings with locations across the U.S.  We have also worked with businesses and organizations that have many buildings located on one campus. Our project managers have the project management tools and experience to create your evacuation maps within a process that requires minimal effort from you, and your maps will be easy to update in future years.

Evacuation map frames, holders, lamination and other signage can be seen in our Frame Store.

PROTECT YOUR PEOPLE TODAY