|RIT Rescue and Escape Systems, Inc. was founded by Omar Jordan, a full-time Fire Fighter/Paramedic for a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. The escape device was conceived as a result of an actual fire ground situation that nearly claimed the lives of several fire fighters. While fighting a four-story apartment fire Omar and his fellow fire fighters were nearly trapped when the fourth floor roof caved in without warning. Luckily the stairway was clear enough for an escape route. If not, the only option was to jump out a window. "There was no other way out."
FFRED (Fire Fighter Rescue Escape Device) was conceived that night. After several years of research and development this system is finally on the market. FFRED utilizes technologies and methods new to the fire and utility service. The entire device was designed and tested as a system utilizing high temperature escape line and lightweight materials. It is important that all of the components be used together as a UL certified escape system. Utilizing individual components separately will not have the same effect and could prove to be dangerous.
The goal of this company is to provide reliable, affordable and easy-to-use rescue and escape systems to fire fighters, utility, industrial and public safety personnel.
Fire Fighter Rescue Escape Device
A safe and effective system for emergency egress, the FFRED is self
contained and pre-rigged with 50' of Kevlar tubular webbing, a carabiner
and a friction device. UL certified to NFPA standards, this emergency
egress system weighs less than 4 pounds. the system requires limited
skill and no extensive training to provide a safe, controlled descent.
TO: NFPA 1983, STANDARD ON LIFE SAFETY ROPE AND EQUIPMENT FOR
EMERGENCY SERVICES, 2006 EDITION
to be worn outside the coat
less than 4 lbs.
of Kevlar tubular webbing standard, other lengths on request
llb. tensile strength.
degree F. temperature rating.
OUT CARABINER, FIND A SAFE ANCHOR AND BAIL!!
Available in 35', 50' or 65' lengths complete with an auto locking rated
carabiner in a fire resistant Indura bag. The bag can be put in bellows
pocket or attached to the SCBA waist strap.
All search lines are made of Kevlar tubular webbing which has a tensile
strength of 5,500 lbs. and a temperature rating of 862 degrees F.
Kevlar tubular webbing is also available by the foot for custom lengths.
Less bulky and considerably lighter than other search lines of the same
Strong and durable.
RIT's Retractable Tag Line contains 20' of our 6MM Kevlar over
polyester rope and is self retracting. Used in conjunction with
our Group Search Kit, it allows a Firefighter to make his search
quicker and more accurate. All group search kits can be
customized by replacing the standard tag line with the
retractable tag line.
PRIMARY SEARCH LINES
Available in 100' or 200' lengths, the primary search lines are made up
of 9.5MM Kevlar over polyester and two non-rated carabiners. The primary
lines come in two different bag styles, our Chicago style bag and our
standard bag, both are Cordura material. Primary lines have the option
of being euipped with the knot and ring marker system. The ring provides
a secure fixed anchor for attaching tag lines. The knot indicates
direction and distance to guide the searcher.
The 9.5MM Kevlar rope has a temperature rating of 862 degrees F. and a
tensile strength of 7600 pounds
The Chicago bag comes equipped with reflective trim and utility pockets.
Both bags contain a seat belt buckle for quick release.