Initiated in the wake of 9/11 and subsequent catastrophic fire events around the world, Escape Rescue Systems Ltd. has developed an innovative system that revolutionizes the evacuation of tenants from high-rise buildings, and enables the fast and safe transportation of fire and other rescue forces to the focus of an emergency. Other existing and competing solutions do not offer comparable effectiveness.
The first system to be installed on a high-rise building was deployed on a 21 story office building in Ramat Gan. The system consisted of 5 collapsible cabins able to hold 30 people each, from 5 consecutive floors simultaneouly. The system was used to train rescue personnel and for trial runs during the regulation development process. (Currently, the system is not in use due to construction work on th building roof-top).
Escape Rescue Systems dedicated substantial time and effort and actually lead the development of standards and regulations for external evacuation from high-rise buildings internationally. The Escape Rescue System solution now meets the exacting and demanding requirements of international codes and standards that guide the installation of external evacuation systems, and the company has begun marketing actively.
The first fully operational and certified system was installed and delivered to the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv in 2014, and the second system is due to be installed at the same hospital in June 2015.
Escape Rescue Systems Ltd is guided by the vision of safety for all in high-rise buildings. Ten years ago a group of experienced entrepreneurs and engineers coalesced around this vision and determined to revolutionize safety for tenants, guests and property in high-rise and other occupancies with special needs.
The result of clean-slate thinking led to the Escape Rescue solution – entailing a ‘flip’ of the traditional “down and then out” paradigm to an “out and then down” approach. The resulting technology indeed affords a real step up for both evacuation and responder access – for high-rise safety.