WVC 16 - 6 - 20
§16-6-20. Knotted rope or other fire escape in rooms;
Each keeper of a hotel in this state shall provide and keep
constantly in each room of the hotel, above the second floor, a
knotted rope, wire ladder or other proper fire escape of
sufficient strength and length, strongly attached or fastened to
some outside window in said room, by which any person or persons
in any of the rooms in such buildings may escape from the windows
in case of fire: Provided,
That the provisions of this section
shall not apply to any hotel that has a regular and proper fire
escape, connected with each hall in said hotel.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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