The ‘Dom Strachu’ escape room inside the old Świebodzki Station building has been forced to close down due to gross safety violations.
As we reported last week, the Polish Fire Brigade are checking the safety of every escape room in the country following the tragedy in Koszalin.
The owners of Dom Strachu said last week that their escape room had already undergone a successful fire inspection prior to opening. They also added that they could “guarantee” that their attraction was safe.
The fire brigade did not share the same opinion however, and the escape room was ordered to close immediately after their recent inspection. No other escape room in Wrocław has been forced to close, making Dom Strachu the most dangerous escape room checked so far.
Dom Strachu reacted to the news on Facebook by saying that they had received “a few guidelines on how to make the participants even more secure”. They then promised that once the guidelines are met they would re-open.
The response was nonetheless criticised by many social media users, who slammed the escape room for understating the seriousness of their safety flaws.
According to Gazeta Wrocławska, the fire brigade were alarmed by how narrow the Dom Strachu’s fire escape routes are, as well as the fact there are so many obstacles on the escape route. Daniel Mucha, a spokesperson for Wrocław Fire Brigade, labelled the shortcomings as a “blatant violation of the evacuation regulations”.