The 'go bag' is a great idea. I'm putting (and keeping) a change of clothes along with all my important documents and bank info./cards in my luggage 'carry-on' - all ready to 'grab & go' without thinking or looking.
Yesterday, I bought 20 meters of rope and knotted it about every meter for better 'grip'. It's now secured to the living room radiator (the only anchor point strong enough) and coiled unobtrusively, in the corner, behind a chair, on the floor just inside the sliding glass door to my balcony. All I'll have to do is open the sliding door, open the balcony window and throw the coil out...
P.S. It's not the just the apartments -
At each entrance/exit of all the teaching buildings on campus there are either: three or four sets of doors. However, in all cases, all sets except one are chained & locked. During class changes, this creates a 'bottle neck' it can take minutes to get through. During a fire, with people panicking, the entrances/exits are 'death traps'.