“It’ll never happen to me.” “I’m always careful.” “What’s the big deal?” “Even if something happens, I can definitely handle
Fires can cause devastating harm to property and even death to many people. The risk of being injured in a
The winter holiday season is an especially important time to practice fire safety as it brings a new set of
According to new statistics, 2014 has officially been the busiest year in FDNY history as they have responded to over 1.6 million calls, up
Fire safety and knowing how to safely evacuate a building are crucial to ensure your safety and security. In fact,
Behind all of their fame, talent, and looks, celebrities are just normal human beings like you and me. As “Us Weekly” shows, celebrities tie their own shoes, walk their own dogs, take their kids to school, etc. However some celebrities do a bit more than that. Some celebrities have put their lives on the line to save people’s lives. These
There’s something about survival movies that make them way more intense than any genre. The constant possibility of the main character dying throughout the film definitely contributes most of that tension. The best survival movies initially let you get attached to the character before putting him in dire straits. That way, you care about the main character, and want him
As mentioned in a previous blog post, celebrities are NOT invincible. They can encounter emergency situations (like fire) just like the rest of us. They sometimes even rescue people from emergency situations. Every so often, danger is a part of their job. Tragic accidents can happen while filming, especially while performing risky stuntwork. Sometimes, they survive accidents that can happen to you and
Firefighters are some of the most fearless and brave people, choosing to work in a job that can get them killed on any given day, rather than an ordinary, safe desk job. People who choose to be firefighters are definitely not ordinary. They are extraordinary and here are 8 facts that I bet you didn’t know about firefighters and the
A new firefighter movie is on the way, with the upcoming film No Exit casting Josh Brolin and Miles Teller as the lead roles (with Jeff Bridges and Taylor Kitsch in supporting roles). It is based off the true story of the horrific 2013 wildfire in Prescott, Arizona that nearly killed an entire crew of firefighters. It is known as
Safety has always been a paramount concern in a world that has seen fires, natural disasters, and terrorism take the lives of countless innocent people around the globe. Today personal safety is more important than ever. If you live or work in a high-rise building, you may fear that there will be no way to escape during a disaster such
In the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II, Marty Mcfly and Doc travel to 2015 in order to help Mcfly’s future children. It’s a great movie, maybe not as good as the first, but definitely worth seeing if you haven’t already. I won’t spoil any of the plot, but the writers do make some interesting predictions about what 2015 will look
A Chicago fire captian, Michael Wielgat recognized the need for effective equipment to combat high-rise fires and invented the HERO pipe, a device which can be carried into the building by firefighters and installed on the window below the flames. It has been tested and has proven to be a major force in combating high-rise flames, though thus far only firefighters in
Two engineering majors at George Mason University have invented a new firefighting device that may one day revolutionize the industry. This device is incredible because it uses sound waves to put out fires, not water, not foam, not CO2, sound waves! The science behind it is that the pressure waves displace oxygen and as we all learn in elementary school, fires need oxygen to burn and
8 Amazing Backpacks That Can Save Your Life These 8 backpacks can rescue you from a wide variety of situations, including: school shootings, burning buildings, and boredom. SkySaver develops an extremely cool and innovative backpack that could save lives in a high rise disaster. The device works up to 25 stories and automatically lowers the
Technology is always improving throughout all professions, from doctors to athletes and from teachers to pilots. The human race is constantly making advancements and that also applies to firefighting. From the early days of firefighting back in ancient Rome until today, firefighting technology has always been moving forward, as the profession is unsafe, and any technology that can make it
In modern times people take technology for granted. In pretty much every profession, from the medical field to architects and from teachers to lawyers, vast technological advancements are constant. Technologically speaking, these fields are constantly changing throughout the decades. The same goes for firefighting. There have been recent advancements in firefighting like the addition of jet packs, thermal imaging, and exoskeletons. It makes you wonder
As emphasized over and over again, fire safety should be a top priority in your home or office. Without a doubt, your home or office should be equipped with proper fire safety items, such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, SkySavers, etc. But it’s the year 2016, and everyone is equipped with a smartphone as well. What apps can you install
It’s always good to be prepared when encountering emergency situations. Whether fire, natural disaster, or terrorist threat, you can never be too careful. We previously covered prepper apps and fire safety apps. This list will be covering disaster apps for smartphones and tablets. There is definitely some overlap between preppers apps and disaster apps, so just think of this as
You can never have too many prepper apps on your phone because you can never be too prepared. If you are keen on always being ready to encounter any kind of emergency situation, you may be considered a prepper. Prepper apps can be incredibly useful (see our first list) in difficult moments. They are full of practical information, giving you the
We recently posted about ten of the most prolific fire safety recalls which happened over the past several decades. That was just the tip of the iceberg. There are recalls due to fire safety hazards all the time, and we think it’s best to keep you informed on a regular basis regarding such instances. Unless you’ve been living under a rock over
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In 2013, construction workers in New York City attached the spire to the top of the One World Trade Center skyscraper, more commonly known as Freedom Tower, vaulting the building to a patriotically-symbolic height of 1,776 feet. One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) in New York City is now the world’s third tallest skyscraper. With the additional 408 feet of height
Living in a high-rise building offers many benefits: beautiful and expansive views, a prime location right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of city life, a great sense of community, and often, a number of included amenities. However, there are also a few drawbacks to living in a big building in a big city, and perhaps the biggest
In 2014 we saw the completion of One World Trade Center in New York City, but 2015 will be mark the completion of an even bigger building and many other huge skyscrapers. It will be amazing to see their completion, some of them in fast developing cities in Asia and the Middle East. Here is a list of the top 5 tallest skyscrapers set to
aven’t you always wanted to park right next to your high-rise home? Well in at least one Singapore high-rise this dream is now a reality. It looks like a really cool system that could one day become more popular in other luxury high-rises, that is, until we have flying cars.
WinSun, a Chinese Engineering company, has successfully constructed a six-story apartment building using a 3D printer to build the parts. The 3D printer they used is massive, measuring 20 feet high, 33 feet wide, and 132 feet long. Each part of the building was printed at WinSun’s facility and then the parts assembled at the site. As you can imagine, printing a building instead of
The trend of using wood to construct tall buildings has already taken hold in Europe and is quickly spreading to North America. Currently, Norway boasts the world’s tallest wood building, a structure that stands 14 stories tall and is built using CLT (cross-laminated timber). The building has a very small carbon footprint, severely reduces construction waste, and is comparable in cost to traditional steel or concrete
2014 was a landmark year that saw the completion of a record 97 skyscrapers across the world. These skyscrapers vary in size, function, and construction material, but they are all at least 200 meters (656 feet) tall. Such is the definiton of a skyscraper according to the standards of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The CTBUH further defines a ‘supertall’ as a
When travelling in the third world and developing countries, there are many safety tips to keep in mind. One that is of particular importance is making sure the hotel you book is up to proper safety standards, this means, among other things, ensuring that the hotel is up to proper fire safety standards and has an emergency procedure in place. Hotels may claim to be
When counting the 50 tallest buildings in the world, it starts and ends in the UAE, with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai coming in at number 1 and the Landmark in Abu Dhabi rounding out the list at number 50. The list is filled with some fascinating structures, some which have held the title of tallest building in the world, some which
To say the Burj Khalifa is a tall building is a bit of an understatement. One cannot help spotting it when visiting Dubai. It’s been the world’s tallest building since it’s completion in 2009 but will most likely lose that distinguished title in 2019. The following are nine amazing facts about the Burj Khalifa: The Burj Khalifa is the tallest
Since the first skyscraper was built in 1890 in New York, skyscrapers have become irrevocably linked to the city as a symbol of its power and prosperity. New York skyscrapers have been immortalized by many works of art and culture, with the city’s iconic skyline providing memorable backgrounds to movies and TV series such as Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” or “Friends“.
From the beginning, you knew Tom Cruise was going to be a star. Starting with movies such as Risky Business and The Color of Money, you could see that he had the acting chops. Then he started delving into action movies. When you think of James Bond, each generation pictures a different face. Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig.
2015 was definitely “Year of the SkyScraper,” however, it’s coming to a close, and with 2016 on the horizon, let’s take a look at the tallest skyscrapers set for completion next year. With 17 of the 100 tallest buildings in the world built in 2015, the world continues to build to the skies. China already has 27 of the world’s
Currently, the world’s tallest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It stands at 2,722 feet or 829.8 meters, holding many other records as detailed in this blog post. Over the coming years, this record will be broken, as countries continue building towards the skies. It seems like the goal is to build higher and higher because that’s what’s actually happening.
After just having covered the tallest skyscrapers until the Chrysler Building in 1931, spanning 11 behemoths over 47 years, the following post will be covering everything from the Empire State Building until today, spanning 86 years There have only been 6 tallest buildings in the world during that time frame. They are, however, some of the most famous buildings in history.
Many fictional works, whether movies, TV, video games, or literature, use real cities, locations, and buildings, in order to instill more realism or to make them more relatable. When playing a video game set in New York City (such as True Crime: New York) you feel like you know where you are because you’ve been there. There are many fictional
Considered to be the world’s first modern skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building in Chicago was constructed in the late 1800’s. When, however, were some of the first multi-story buildings constructed? How far back into history must we go in order to understand how long this architectural ability has existed to build multiple stories? The Bible has probably the most famous
There are over 6,000 high-rise buildings in New York City alone. If you’re not from there, and walk around long enough, it all starts to blend together. Everything looks the same. Just tall building after tall building (with the occasional stand-out). Disregarding height, however, what buildings really stand out due to being incredibly unique? What are some of the coolest
Countries throughout the world are building taller and taller. The countries throughout North America are no exception. The United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize, and Panama all build to the skies (some of them more than others). Due to the United States having pretty much all the tallest buildings in North America, this list will have
Currently, the world’s tallest skyscraper is the Burj Khalifa at 2,717 feet or 830 meters. There are six buildings in the world that stand at over 550 meters tall and only one of them was built before the year 2004 (CN Tower in Toronto). That is about to change. From now, until the year 2020, there are (at least) six more buildings
Tall buildings are generally just tall buildings for the most part. Unless they’re particularly tall or have some distinguishing features (see the Robot Building), there’s no real way to tell them apart. A city like New York has so many skyscrapers, they just blend together (apart from the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center). However, once in awhile, a
As the 2016 Olympics come to a close in Rio, Brazil, we thought it would be appropriate to continue our series on tallest skyscrapers by continent (see Tallest Skyscrapers in North America), by moving on to the tallest skyscrapers in South America. The rule of limiting each country will not apply here, as we needed to limit the United States, otherwise
Continuing our series of tallest skyscrapers by continent, we now move on to Asia. While the Middle East is located in Asia, there are so many skyscrapers in the Middle East that the region will get its own post in the future. The skyscrapers we are covering in this post are all located in the Far East, and the same
What was considered a skyscraper in the late 1800’s would barely be called a high-rise today. As building taller and taller becomes the norm, the average height of skyscrapers goes up. As that happens, people come up with new terms. Until the late 1800’s, skyscraper referring to a very tall building wasn’t a thing. Until the last couple of decades,
Moving forward in our tallest skyscrapers by continent series, we move on to Africa. We previously covered the tallest skyscrapers in North America, South America, and Asia. Africa only has 11 skyscrapers 150 meters or taller. It only has 2 skyscrapers 200 meters or taller. Most of Africa’s tallest buildings are located in South Africa and Egypt, therefore, the same rule is in
On New Year’s Eve, approximately 10 months ago, a hotel in Dubai went up in flames. The 63-storey skyscraper was believed to have been engulfed due to a pair of curtains catching fire. The fire spread at an alarming rate, prompting a major investigation. How did the fire spread so fast? Did something fuel it? Was there cause for alarm?
Skyscrapers continue to be built around the world, many in the far east and middle east. That’s just the direction many countries are going in. Building taller and taller is the trend, and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Recently, Shanghai Tower was completed in China and now stands as the world’s second tallest building. You generally only
With only one skyscraper above 300 meters and 31 total above the height of 200 meters, Australia has a lot of catching up to do to reach the heights that the Far East and Middle East are reaching. There are, however, at least 50 skyscrapers in the proposal, approval, or constructions phases of development, that would essentially increase Australia’s number
The Empire State Building. The Burj Khalifa. One World Trade Center. The Chrysler Building. Sears Tower. These are but some of the most famous skyscrapers in the world. They tower over everything, giving cities a larger than life feel. Just looking at one of these gigantic architectural wonders makes one feel small and insignificant. Sometimes it does the opposite and
While covering the tallest skyscrapers by continent, we have split Asia into two parts. We covered the tallest skyscrapers in Asia in a previous blog post, but did not include any skyscrapers from the Middle East. There are so many, that it was deserving of its own post. Just the United Arab Emirates alone has such an incredible amount of
As we near the end of 2016, let’s take a look at some of the most impressive skyscrapers built over the course of the year. This year gave us four out of the top ten tallest skyscrapers in the world, as well as five of the top twenty. There was a one hundred percent increase in skyscrapers over 500 meters
As 2016 comes to a close, we look ahead to next year. While 2016 saw the completion of Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world, 2017 will see the completion of even more architectural marvels. While none will reach the same stature, 2017 remains a year to look forward to for skyscraper enthusiasts. Many of the tallest skyscrapers
For the next post in our series on tallest skyscrapers around the world, we move over to Europe. As was the case in Asia (where most of the tallest skyscrapers are located in China), and North America (where most of the tallest skyscrapers are located in the United States), most of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe are located in Russia.
An apartment can become a death trap in a matter of minutes, should a fire break out. There are only so many egress points (especially for one living very high up), which is why it is best to prevent fire, so escaping it doesn’t become the issue. Obviously, it’s not 100% preventable, which is why at the end of this,
We keep life-saving devices nearby when we go on a boat, a plane, or even into the backcountry. But when we go to work or arrive home on the 15th floor of a high-rise, the stairs are likely our only escape plan. Until now. Israeli firm SkySaverUSA has created a portable escape system that looks and acts like a backpack but allows you
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
Skysaver is a set of equipment that will help the user get out of the window of the building. The entire system fits into a compact backpack that can be discreetly positioned near the window opening.
In Singapore, most of us live in high rise buildings. When it comes to escape route during an emergency, it is always limited to staircases. Of course, over the years, the stair wells have improved. Most modern buildings come with fire retardant doors (e.g. front door, stair well) to prevent fire from coming in (not the smoke though). What if
SkySaver was one of 18 life-saving innovations by Israeli companies featured by the ISRAEL21c online news magazine in May 2014 to mark Israel’s 66th birthday.SkySaver was featured along with other examples of Israeli ingenuity that benefit humankind, such as emergency bandages, new driving technologies, a baby breathing monitor and a harness for carrying injured people like a human backpack
We can’t imagine too many people think daily about what they’ll do if they ever have the misfortune of being caught in a burning building. It’s a terrifying thought, and we understandably don’t spend our waking hours thinking about all the horrible things that could happen to us. Still, if you’ve ever experienced this nightmare, or worry about it more
Described as the “ultimate portable survival kit for occupants of a multi-story building,” it’s a backpack housing an integrated cable system that you can use to safely escape through the window during emergencies. Simply clip the cable to a secure anchor point, exit the nearest window, and start making your way down – the onboard mechanism will take care of
SkySaver’s backpack is a self-contained portable escape system that anyone can operate to escape present danger. In the event of an emergency, one can strap on the backpack, attach the fire-resistant cable to a secure anchor point, and exit the nearest window.
Live in a high-rise building and don’t trust your cooking skills? SkySaver is an altogether different sort of backpack that can save your life in the event of an apartment fire — by giving you a fire-resistant rope to help you rappel down the building.
Every year, there are over 16,000 high-rise fires in the U.S. alone – and many more in other countries with a large number of tall buildings. These fires typically cause ± 60 deaths and 1000 injuries each year in the U.S. – many due to inadequate evacuation procedures or lack of safe exits – in situations where seconds count.
If a fire or other disaster strikes a multi-story buildings, SkySaver makes escaping easy, and from much higher up than bulky window ladders. Strap the backpack on, clip its carabiner — at the end of a fire resistant cable — to a pre-installed anchor point, and then climb out the window.
SkySaver backpacks are intended to serve as simple, practical escapes from multi-story buildings during fires, terrorist attacks, or other life-threatening situations. They come with cable lengths of 80′, 160′, or 260′, and all have been tested according to ASTM and ANSI standards.
The National Fire Protection Association estimates that 60 people die in high-rise fires each year. Another thousand people are seriously injured.Which is why Ken Frydman and the team at SkySaver created a personal life saving back pack for multi-story rescues and evacuations.“It’s been tested in every possible situation: heat, cold, pressure,” said Frydman.
JANUARY 25, 2016 Given how quickly flames can spread, every second counts. That’s why your survival might depend on SkySaver (and some quick thinking).
JANUARY 25, 2016 With the help of a new product from Israeli-based SkySaver, emergency evacuees can rappel down tall buildings just like daredevils and stuntmen.
JANUARY 25, 2016 It might look like an everyday bag, but this revolutionary system could help save lives. Called SkySaver, the backpack attaches to hooks fitted inside windows and lets users abseil from the top of high-rise buildings in case of emergency.
JANUARY 25, 2016 As more and more cities battle urban sprawl by building taller and more densely-packed buildings, threats from fire, terrorism, or similar calamities become more pronounced, especially for people living and working on the upper floors where the designated exits are their only options. But this lifesaving device aims to gently lower its wearer to safety from 25
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 SkySaver helps evacuees escape skyscraper fires
Fires can cause devastating harm to property and even death to many people. The risk of being injured in a fire or becoming a fire casualty is higher for people with mental, physical and sensory disabilities. The excellent news is that deaths by fires are preventable provided that the person is educated on how to escape from a fire and
The SkySaver Family Line is now available! These brand new evacuation solutions include harnesses for babies, toddlers, and pets, which attach to the new SkySaver Family units of 25, 50, and 80 meters (80, 160 and 260 feet). Go to the products page for more information: Products Page To find a dealer in your area, click here.