Controlled Descent Devices (CDDs) vs. the Escape Rescue System

Controlled Decent Devices operate on the same “First out of the building and then down to ground level”
paradigm as does the Escape Rescue solution. They are relatively affordable and are simple and
straightforward. However, they cannot be used when there is fire along the descent path and they only
allow for one able person to evacuate at a time. A person with disabilities may not be able to use the
device, surely if not assisted. Their capacity/through-put per device is relatively low and, of course, they
do not assist responders in access to the higher floors of the building

The Escape Rescue System is certified to travel through fire and smoke on its way down, while
guaranteeing the survival of the people inside the Escape Rescue cabins. Moreover, the Escape Rescue
System is the only Evacuation Solution to offer a rescue and evacuation option for people with difficulties
in physical mobility. It also provides access for responders up and into the building where required.

The Escape Rescue System – a Revolution in Rapid & Safe Evacuation

An advanced multi-platform rescue system installed unobtrusively on the roof-top, requiring almost no alteration to the building, Suitable for both existing and new structures.

The only platform solution to comply with the American Society for Testing and Materials - ASTM Standard E 2513 for Multi-Story Building External Evacuation Platform Rescue Systems.

NFPA Building Construction and Safety Code (NFPA 5000) and the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) include adoptable annexes that specify the conditions for installation of Platform Rescue Systems (Such as the Escape Rescue System)

  • Saves lives!
  • Protects property by facilitating a speedy response to emergencies
  • Ensures peace of mind for tenants, employers, owners and building management
  • Provides effective and guaranteed means of escape for hospital bedridden patients or people with mobility problems, from any floor of a hospital, regardless of their mobility impairment.

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