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8 GREAT MOVIE SURVIVORS OF MODERN CINEMA | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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5 CELEBRITIES WHO SURVIVED NEAR DEATH ENCOUNTERS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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HIGH-RISE FIRE SAFETY SURVIVAL GEAR | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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FLYING CARS FOR SAFE EVACUATION | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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NEW HIGH-RISE FIREFIGHTING TOOL | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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PUTTING OUT FIRES USING SOUND | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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8 BACKPACKS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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SKYSAVER QUIZ | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

Leading up to our launch we will be holding weekly fire trivia contests and each week one lucky winner will get a SkySaver t-shirt. So find out how much you know about smoke alarms and make sure to share with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

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THE EXCITING FUTURE OF FIREFIGHTING TECHNOLOGY | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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THE EARLY DAYS OF FIREFIGHTING TECHNOLOGY | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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6 AWESOME FIRE SAFETY APPS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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5 MUST-HAVE DISASTER APPS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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8 MORE ESSENTIAL APPS FOR PREPPERS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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RECENT FIRE SAFETY PRODUCT RECALLS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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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INTRODUCING THE SKYSAVER FAMILY LINE | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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.

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THE FREEDOM TOWER | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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SURVIVING HIGH-RISE FIRES | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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2015- YEAR OF THE SKYSCRAPERS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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HIGH-RISE PARKING | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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.

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WORLD’S LARGEST 3D PRINTED BUILDING | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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WOOD SKYSCRAPERS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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2014 SKYSCRAPERS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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HOTEL FIRE SAFETY | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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50 TALLEST BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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9 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE BURJ KHALIFA | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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THE MOST FAMOUS NEW YORK SKYSCRAPERS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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“.

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TOM CRUISE TAKES ACTION TO NEW HEIGHTS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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.

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2016 SKYSCRAPERS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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4 AMAZING FICTIONAL SKYSCRAPERS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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SOME OF THE FIRST MULTI-STORY BUILDINGS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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THE COOLEST HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS YOU NEVER HEARD OF | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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THE TALLEST SKYSCRAPERS IN NORTH AMERICA | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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TALLEST SKYSCRAPERS OF THE FUTURE | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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THE DYNAMIC TOWER IN DUBAI | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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THE TALLEST SKYSCRAPERS IN SOUTH AMERICA | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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The Tallest Skyscrapers in Asia | SkySaver Rescue Backpacks

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

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What are Supertall and Megatall Skyscrapers? | SkySaver Rescue Backpacks

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,

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THE TALLEST SKYSCRAPERS IN AFRICA | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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6 HIGH-PROFILE FAILED SKYSCRAPER PROJECTS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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THE TALLEST SKYSCRAPERS IN AUSTRALIA | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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10 AMAZING SKYSCRAPER FACTS | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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LOOKING AHEAD: SKYSCRAPERS OF 2017 | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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THE TALLEST SKYSCRAPERS IN EUROPE | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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.

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APARTMENT FIRE SAFETY | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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,

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This Backpack Could Save Your Life

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

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SkySaver Designs Innovative Multi-Story Personal Evacuation Device

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

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Save Lives in a House Fire (Swedish)

There is now rescue gear that can even be used by terrified people who cannot cope with rappelling. In the backpack is a harness and a mechanical cable that automatically lowers a person to the ground at a speed of 2 m / s. (Swedish)

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SkySaver: one of Israel’s top 18 life-saving inventions

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

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SkySaver Rappelling Backpack

If you work in an office on a floor higher than you can survive jumping out the window from, you might want to consider stashing one of these under your desk. The SkySaver is a backpack that has a auto braking system for a controlled descent.

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The SkySaver Backpack Is Your Lifeline Out Of A Burning Building

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

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Use Skysaver To Spiderman Your Way Out Of Burning Buildings

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

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Self-Contained Portable Escape System

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.

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Escaping Fires in High-Rise Buildings with SkySaver

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.

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SkySaver rappelling backpack

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.

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SkySaver rapelling rescue backpack

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.

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A backpack could help you survive a high-rise fire

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.

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JUMP SAFELY FROM BURNING BUILDINGS WEARING THIS WINDOW ESCAPE PACK

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

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THE DISABLED AND FIRE SAFETY | SKYSAVER RESCUE BACKPACKS

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

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Introducing The SkySaver Family Line | SkySaver Rescue Backpacks

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.

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