§ 156.201  MEANS OF EGRESS.
   (A)   General. A safe, continuous and unobstructed path of travel shall be provided from any point in a building or structure to the public way.
   (B)   Dual egress. Every residential building exceeding two stories in height above ground, not including basements, shall be provided with not less than two approved independent exits from each floor above the second floor, fully accessible to each occupant on the floor. This section shall not apply to one and two-family dwellings.
   (C)   Locked doors. All means of egress doors shall be readily openable from the side from which egress is to be made without the need for keys, special knowledge or effort, except where the door hardware conforms to that permitted by the Kentucky Building Code or the Kentucky Residential Code.
   (D)   Emergency escape openings. Required emergency escape and rescue openings shall be operational from the inside of the room without the use of keys or tools. Bars, grilles, grates, or similar devices are permitted to be placed over emergency escape and rescue openings provided the minimum net clear opening size complies with the Kentucky Building Code or the Kentucky Residential Code and such devices shall be releasable or removable from the inside without the use of a key, tool, or force greater than that which is required for normal operation of the escape and rescue opening. Where such bars, grilles, grates, or similar devices are installed in existing buildings, smoke detectors shall be installed in accordance with § 156.203.
   (E)   Accumulations and storage. Waste, refuse, or other materials shall not be allowed to accumulate in stairways, passageways, doors, windows, fire escapes, or other means of egress.
(Jeff. Ord. 37-2002, adopted and effective 11-12-2002; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 125-2007, approved 7-2-2007)