Spidescape equips you with the right tools and prepares you with the know-how to protect lives when crisis threatens. Wait safely, or get down to safety, from above the second floor.
Our professional firefighter partners continually express that there are no guarantees in a fire—even the best-trained firefighters may not get to you (or get to you in time). Firefighters agree—if you live above the second floor, it’s essential you and your family have a system in place to help protect yourselves.
Gear up to wait-it-out or escape more safely
Save children, elderly, disabled and pets
Self-rescue from up to 60 stories
Alert firefighters to your location for rescue
Shelter-in-place protected from smoke and fumes
Includes firefighter-provided training and support
Professional grade tools to keep you safe until the emergency is over, when either rescuers can reach you or you can evacuate.
*One for each life you want to protect.
Certified gear for descending down the outside of your building to escape an emergency, getting yourself and your loved ones to the ground safely.
Ensuring you are fully equipped for safely navigating a fire or other emergency in your multi-story building.
Get equipment for additional people or those who require special assistance to get down.
Rope length, anchor and other features dictated by the height and structure of your location.
Choose add-ons to extend breathing time, break windows or protect more lives.
It wasn’t the fire or the building height that directly resulted in tragedy for this young mother, it was carbon monoxide poisoning. With even just a few more minutes of protection from smoke inhalation, she likely could have escaped to safety, too.
In small-town Illinois, a fire broke out, quickly engulfing the two-story home in flames. The quick-thinking, young mother strapped her infant into a car seat and tossed the baby out a second floor window. The infant survived with nothing more than a few minor burns and scratches.
The mother, however, was overcome by the smoke and was unable to escape herself.
“Words cannot describe what has happened within our community today,” the Wyoming-Speer Fire Protection District posted on Facebook. “We have experienced a feeling that no department wants to go through. Words cannot express the way we truly feel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family involved.”
While many residents fled down stairwells, “a lot of the residents sheltered in place” … That strategy would have saved the life of Daniel McClung, 27, a playwright, during a Jan. 5 fire at his Manhattan high-rise, but instead he was overcome by smoke in a stairwell and died.
Fire broke out in an apartment on the 14th floor of a Ft. Lauderdale high-rise around 11:00 at night. While around a hundred people managed to evacuate safely, many others waited out the fire and smoke in their apartments. One man lost his life and two others were hospitalized.
The two men attempted to evacuate from the 31st floor. They were overcome by smoke in the stairwell, and for Mr. McClung it was deadly.
Experts often disagree on whether the best policy is to wait out a fire or to flee. Read more in the original article.
Six people were killed in an office building fire when trying to escape down a stairwell. Overcome by smoke, they ended up trapped when the doors back to the building’s floors were locked.
Six people, some of whom apparently collapsed in the stairwell’s blackness before they could reach the open door, died. Eight others were hospitalized, some in critical condition.
“The workers were making their way down the seemingly endless stairs of their 35-story office building, only to find the gray-black smoke growing denser and darker as they descended. So they turned back, told to, some said, by firefighters, and began climbing up again, only to find the doors on each floor of the stairwell locked…
“‘Once they were sent into that stairwell, they were in a coffin,’ Patrick T. Murphy, Cook County’s public guardian, said on Saturday.’”
The fire broke out in the 12th floor of the Chicago high-rise office building. After the fact, many people raised questions on how the situation could have been handled differently to prevent the loss of life.
Since the tragic events of 9/11, people who live and work in multi-story buildings have been looking for an easy, safe and reliable method of escaping danger when a crisis occurs. After a decade of providing innovative escape and rescue equipment for professionals who work at heights, Spidescape was born to protect people who live or work in tall buildings with the same high-quality, professional grade equipment that firefighters use.
Expert problem solvers, passionate about saving livesUntil now, nobody has delivered a complete and effective solution to the problem of rescue in multi-story residential and office buildings. Spidescape took on this challenge – and solved it. The difference is in our team of experts offering experience in a range of disciplines
We are active and retired firefighters who have a history of helping others in times of crisis and who understand the best rescue methods when time is critical and lives are on the line.
We are engineers who have developed the industry leading controlled descent technology for professionals in at-height work environments. We understand how to develop and apply new technology.
We are safety professionals with a deep understanding of how to ensure rescue equipment can be used, and methods performed, in ways that maximize the opportunity for success.
Spidescape is here to save lives by preparing you to self-rescue when you are trapped by fire or other emergency, with quality equipment, expert support and world class service.
Let Spidescape work with you to assess the specific requirements of your home, your family and your preferences to customize the ideal kit to protect yourself and your loved ones.