Every year fires continue to claim scores of lives and with the increased threats against high-rise
buildings, people share a heightened sense of concern for their family and the safety of their loved
ones. Tenants, employers, owners and policy makers are searching for practical solutions to the
problem of entrapment in a tall building. The Safe Evacuation Coalition is an organization created
by innovators and producers of safe high-rise building evacuation devices. Our goal is to educate the
public on safe external evacuation devices and promote their acceptance throughout the world.

Whether it is a major fire or some other life-threatening event,
new evacuation solutions have
become imperative. We provide these solutions along with
the accompanying peace of mind. Just as
no one would venture out on a boat that has no life
preservers, no one should enter a high-rise
building that has no external evacuation capability.
In addition to avoiding entrapment, exiting a
building externally has multiple benefits: fresh
air supply, visibility, speed of evacuation, and
distance from the danger; all in complete SAFETY!

The Coalition brings together the top products
from the top engineers in the world, and all these
external evacuation devices must meet a
stringent safety standard. Although quite different in
operation, all provide the same result;

To explore the different evacuation systems and see which one may work best in your building, use
the links above. This will put you in touch with the very latest High-Rise Evacuation Technology.

                        The Safe Evacuation Coalition; Joining forces to save lives.
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Escape Rescue
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Latest High Rise Fires in the News
Man swings to safety in high-rise fire
Oroville Mercury-Register Sat, 20 Jan 2007 3:19 AM
PSTOAKLAND ”A fire in a sixth-floor unit of a high-
rise West Oakland apartment building was doused
within minutes Friday morning, but that was enough
time for residents to witness a bold escape as a man
in the burning unit climbed out the window through
dark puffs of smoke and swung down into the window
of an apartment on the floor below
Caught On Camera: Hallandale Beach High Rise Fire
CBS 4 Miami Fri, 19 Jan 2007 8:06 PM PST
At least five people were hospitalized early Friday
morning after a fire broke out in a Hallandale Beach high
rise condominium, including a police officer and a fire
rescue worker.
Four dead in high-rise fire in Dubai
The Washington Times Fri, 19 Jan 2007 5:09 AM PST
"A fire in a high-rise apartment building under
construction in Dubai killed at least four workers and
injured 60 seriously enough to require hospitalization. "
Nine Injured In 4-Alarm High-Rise Fire
CBS 3 Philadelphia - Dec 28 2:31 PM
Authorities said careless smoking is to blame for a
4-alarm high-rise apartment fire that left nine people
injured, including one firefighter, and displaced
hundreds in Philadelphia Thursday morning.
Anne-Marie Green Reports
1 Woman Dead After Fire in Senior Citizens Apt.
WTOP Radio Network - Jan 04 3:15 AM
The fire at the Golden Rule Apartments has displaced
some residents.
Hundreds Displaced, One Critical After
High-Rise Fire
NBC 10 Philadelphia - Dec 28 3:47 AM
Nine people, including a firefighter, are injured in a
four-alarm blaze in a local high-rise condo complex
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"In the U.S. during 2002, high-rise buildings had 7,300
reported structure fires (20 per day)
- John R. Hall, Jr.
Fire Analysis and Research Division
National Fire Protection Agency.
2 Dead, 2 Injured In North Side High Rise Fire
CBS 2 Chicago Fri, 26 Jan 2007 6:07 PM PST
UPDATE: Two elderly people are dead, and two others
are in area hospitals after a 2-alarm fire broke out in a
residential high-rise building in Lincoln Park Friday
evening. WEB EXTRA: See The Fire From Chopper 2
VIDEO: Watch The Terrifying Moments After The Fire
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Fire Communications Upgrade Delayed
CBS 2 Chicago Tue, 07 Aug 2007 7:25 AM PDT
It could be another year before the Chicago Fire
Department is able to upgrade its emergency radio
system that is designed to prevent fire communication
breakdowns like the one that is blamed in large part for
six deaths in a Loop high rise fire four years ago.
Firefighters Battle Four-Alarm Blaze
KPRC Local 2 Houston Tue, 31 Jul 2007 9:36 PM PDT
HOUSTON -- Firefighters said they battled a
four-alarm high-rise fire Tuesday night in downtown
Houston. They said they responded to 2 Houston
Center just after 9 p.m. and found the 16th floor of a
40-story building engulfed in flames.
Elderly, disabled flee high-rise fire
The Providence Journal Fri, 20 Jul 2007 8:40 PM PDT
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The 140 residents of the
Brook Village Apartments at 2072 Smith St. were
forced to evacuate their 11-story high rise yesterday
after a fire broke out in a third-floor apartment.
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Officer Injured in 4-Alarm Fire
WROC Rochester Sun, 14 Dec 2008
7:44 AM PST
Rochester - Four fire departments
were on scene plus a special High Rise
unit. Four people, including a
Rochester Police Officer, were
transported to the University of
Rochester Medical Center for smoke
Arson suspected in Denver
high-rise fire Denver Post Thu, 04
Dec 2008 1:40 PM PST
Arson is suspected in a fire that broke
out Wednesday in a high-rise
apartment house occupied by senior
citizens. Emergency workers found a
chaotic scene with numerous people
gathered on balconies that line the
exterior walls of the William Tell
Apartments for Senior Living.
Firefighters used a ladder or
cherrypicker bucket to remove two
people from separate balconies.
Candle blamed for Wilmington
high-rise fire WPVI-TV Philadelphia
Tue, 02 Dec 2008 5:02 AM PST
Fire investigators say a fire at a
Wilmington high-rise building was
caused by a candle left burning in an
High-Rise Fire Forces Residents
into the Rain NBC Philadelphia Sun,
30 Nov 2008 8:03 PM PST
Dozens of residents were forced out
into the rain Sunday afternoon after a
fire broke out in their Wilmington
apartment building. Two people were
taken to the hospital with minor injuries
and about 100 residents were forced
to evacuate. Investigators are still
searching for the cause of the fire.
High-Rise Fire Breaks Out on West
Side NBC 5 Chicago Mon, 17 Nov
2008 2:57 PM PST
A fire breaks out in a 15-story high-rise
near Erie and the Kennedy, prompting
a big response from the Fire
Department and causing delays on the
expressway. The fire appeared to have
been on one side of the building, on
the sixth floor.  Smoke and flames were
visible from the Sky5 helicopter over
the scene.  The flashlights of
firefighters were seen inside the
building near the fire, and crews had
apparently broken out several windows
Nurse Pleads Guilty In Deadly
Texas High Rise Fire KWTX-TV
Waco Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:16 AM PDT
A Texas nurse is headed to prison in
after pleading guilty Monday to starting
a fire in her office in a Houston high
rise that killed three.
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