How To Use Your Fire Emergency Escape Ladder - Equip Upstairs Bedrooms with Escape Ladders: Every bedroom should have a collapsible escape ladder near a window. Choose an escape ladder with adjustable standoffs. Standoffs rest against the building and steady the ladder making it easier to climb. http://www.resqladder.com/how-to-use-your-ladder-i-9.html
Souped-up ladder standoff. I came up with an extended-standoff setup to distance me from the house and to make working conditions safer. Mine backs me away far enough that I can work on gutters without the ladder leaning against the gutters.