Printed from the blog of Lori Greene, AHC/CDC, CCPR, FDAI
Email:, Blog: or

Aug 17 2011

WW: Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth TX

Category: Egress,Panic Hardware,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:01 am Comments (3)

These photos were sent in by Morriss Johnson of CMA, the architectural firm working on the renovation of the Ridglea Theater.  The first two photos are nice, but I LOVE the one of the pair.  And YES, it is a required egress door.

Thanks Morriss!!

Previous Post: | Next Post:

3 Responses to “WW: Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth TX”

  1. Doug Laravee says:

    Does the fact that thers’s no exit sign above the door make a difference, or does any door that opens to the outside from a public building require panic hardware regardless of signage or lack thereof?

    • Lori says:

      Hi Doug –

      This particular door needs an exit sign. I only knew it was a required exit because the architect told me it was. They will have to address this during the renovation.

      – Lori

  2. Joseph Vaida says:

    This seems pretty self explanatory if you ask me…

    In the event of an emergency situation, you’re going to want to fight your way to the front of the crowd piled up by the door. I would probably yell, “Move aside! I’m with the band!” Next, locate the nearest woman that has her hair pulled up. Steal a bobby pin from her and get to work trying to pick the padlock. Shouldn’t take you more than 4… 5 minutes tops. At this point, you’re probably getting a little squished and going to need some space. Remove the wooden 2×4 and start swinging. This should give you a good 4 to 5 foot buffer from the crowd to continue with the padlock. Hopefully at this point, you’re almost there. Grab the fire extinguisher conveniently located by the door and toss it to the mob of people. They should be able to use this to help extinguish the fire that is more than likely making it’s way down the hall. A couple of more jiggles and the padlock is open! Press the exit device and your home free!

    See… piece of cake.

Leave a Reply