I'm designing a new Single Family Residence in Newport Beach California.
The Garages are below grade.
One person at the Building Dept. says a Garage Door is not code compliant with CRC R310 Emergency Escape & Rescue Opening.
I say the garage door has a push button opener and an emergency release pull.
I spoke with the Newport Beach Fire Dept and they said if they need to rescue through a garage door they simply saw cut it apart.
How is an Emergency Escape and Rescue through a Garage Door any more difficult than access through a window well?