SkySaver Designs Innovative Multi-Story Personal Evacuation Device

SkySaver resuce and evacuation system
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Many of the injuries and fatalities that occur during multi-story building fires are the result of occupants being unable to safely evacuate in time.

SkySaver Inc. was founded in order to save lives and to become the leader in multi-story rescue and evacuation solutions. One of their most impressive innovations is the SkySaver; the ultimate personal rescue device for anyone who lives, works, or visits multi-story buildings and needs to safely escape a fire or other disaster.

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The SkySaver features a backpack containing a strong fire-resistant cable which can be attached to a secure anchor point inside the building near the window. Similar to the harnesses used by rock climbers, when strapped in properly, the backpack will serve as a secure harness and rappelling device.

In the event of an emergency, simply strap on the backpack, attach the fire-resistant cable to a secure anchor point, exit the nearest window, and the SkySaver will slowly and automatically lower you to safety. The cables are able to carry up to 300 lbs and allow you to escape from up to 25 stories!

You don’t need assistance or training to use SkySaver – it’s easy and safe. The innovative design uses a controlled descent device and an automatic braking system that allows you to rappel down a building at a safe speed of up to 2 meters a second.

SkySaver offers different models depending on your safety needs.

  • SkySaver SKS 80 has a cable length of 80 feet (25 meters) and weighs 18 lbs (8kg)
  • SkySaver SKS 160 has a cable length of 160 feet (50 meters) and  weighs 22 lbs (10kg)
  • SkySaver SKS 260 has a cable length of 260 feet (80 meters) and weighs 26 lbs (11.7kg)

For more information on the SkySaver visit www.skysaverusa.com or call 855-SKY-SAVER