Dec. 2011 - International Safety & Supply provides Mitsubishi with 6 Vertical Escape
Jan. 2012 - Coastal Spill Supply, a division of International Safety & Supply was
awarded a distributorship for Absorbents and Spill Kits.
Sept. 2012 - International Safety & Supply and Risk Safety Systems delivered 2 IECS
integrated escape chute systems for ENSCO’s 8500 series semi-submersible rigs.
Nov. 2012 - International Safety & Supply enters into a agency agreement with HHSL
LTD who will market ISS products in Trinidad.
Jan. 2013 - International Safety & Supply is now manufacturing fiberglass storage
cabinets under the ISS Brand in Houston, Texas.
April 2013 - ISS is now offering the MAS-67 fully enclosed gravity deployed escape
chute system designed for North Sea Applications.
Fire Department Escape Chutes
Escape Chute Systems - Fire Department Escape Chute
International Safety & Supply is a global Supplier of custom designed escape chute
manufactured by Survitec/Risk Safety Systems located in Houston, Texas USA.
Escaping from danger or fire has never been this easy
Escape chutes provide a means of emergency exit that permits rapid, mass evacuation
from high rise structures during life threatening emergencies. It is uniquely designed
to provide a relatively safe and quick method of vertical or inclined escape and
is always accessible and ready for use. it provides a unique solution for vertical
escape in sometimes difficult conditions during an emergency evacuation.
A simple Escape System
The construction of the chute helps to protect the evacuees from heat, fire and is
used for rescuing the old and the handicapped, it enables unconscious patients and
those on stretchers to be brought to safety with very little training. This is sometimes
difficult or impossible using traditional rescue equipment.
Three way Protection—The escape chute consists of three layers. The outer layer is
of a material that will not ignite. The middle layer helps to regulate the speed
of decent, inner layer reduces friction.
Portable Vertical Escape Chute System for Mounting on bucket of Ladder and Tower
The quick deployment of the mobile rescue unit provides people who are trapped buildings
a safer means of rapid escape from the bucket to ground and reduces the risk of exposure
for the firefighters. This approach eliminates the time involved in lowering and
raising the aerial-ladder platform, hence reduces the speed of rescuing victims from
tall buildings by almost ten times in comparison to using the conventional method.
Should the surroundings of the building not be accessible by the fire aerial truck,
the portability of the unit allows the rescue personnel to carry the unit to each
desired floor. This additional equipment allows the rescue chute to be positioned
at the parapet of the balcony or window. However, the rescuer must ensure that the
wall of the balcony and window, ceiling and floor are structurally safe for the unit
to be deployed. The maximum safety load is 200 kg or 50 meter in height.
Fire & Rescue & Emergency Services
Escape Chutes can be fitted to Fire Department Aerial Ladders and Snorkel Platforms,
this will increase the rate at which evacuees can be evacuated from a high rise building,
thus reducing the risk of exposure of the fireman.
The movable/portable chute has become standard rescue equipment used by fire bridges
worldwide for high rise rescue operations. With additional equipment, the portable
platform can also be mounted on the parapet of the balcony and window.
The chute is constructed of 3 layers, the outer layer is fire resistant-protects
the chute against flames, the middle layer provides a speed restraining effect, and
the inner layer supports the whole weight of chute.
Protection, the evacuees are protected once inside the chute from flames, heat, and
RSS ESCAPE CHUTE Technical Specifications for the Mobile/Portable Rescue Chute.
Mobile/Portable Rescue Chutes have become standard rescue equipment for fire aerial
ladder trucks such as Bronto Skylift, Simon Snorkel, Cella, Iveco Magirus, Metz and
Rosenbauer and are used by fire brigades worldwide for high rise rescue operations.
The Mobile Unit provides a dual function in one, portable and suitable for the rescue
of people trapped in tall buildings.
The universal standard foldable platform is portable and adaptable for use with mobile
rescue units, such as the fire brigades’ aerial ladder trucks. The foldable platform
can either be ready mounted on the bucket or in a cassette, which is ready for use
as required. With additional equipment, this platform can also be used from the window
or balcony of a structure.
The chute main body is made up of several segments of 3 layers chute. The start piece
of the first segment, usually of 61m or 8 long with fire snap hooks on one end.
The other segment of chute with fire snap hooks on both ends usually corresponds
to the height of a regular floor. The starting piece and the other segments are easily
connected with fire snap hooks for extending the chutes height to meet the desired
chute length. Customers can specify the length for the start piece or each segment
to meet their individual rescue needs.
Universal foldable platform – 100% aluminum (frame and cast), foldable, portable,
attachable to buckets of most fire trucks. Aluminum cast Alsi nr 6. Steel ring.
Portable carrier bags are provided for the storage of each chute section.
The chute main body material is Gray in color, constructed of three layers chute.
This 3-way protection protects the evacuees once inside the chute from flame, heat,
and smoke during the rescue operation.
Outer Chute – The protection layer with a heat resistance of 600 degrees and a melting
point of 800 degrees. Temperature limits for continuous use 550-600 degrees Celsius.
This material provides a shield from flame, and provides protection to the two underlying
Middle Chute – The braking layer Modacryl and Elastomer (lycra) at softening point
of 165 degree Celsius. This elastic material, covering inner chute that enables the
user to control his/her speed of descent. The important properties of these materials
are its modulus of elasticity (260%) and its withstanding temperatures of 165 degrees
Inner Chute – The friction layer Interlayer Para Aramid, warp and vet Viyl Chloride
fibers. Strength ISO 5081 (N) 3482 stripes 50mm and its tensile strength ISO (N)
10mm stripes support the chute. No softening point, decomposing temperature at about
500 degree Celsius. Evacuees slide down the chute through this inner layer, which
bears the tensile stress, and has extremely low friction to minimize friction burns
Each fire snap hook is constructed from stainless steel, these can be adjusted to
extend or shorten the chute length. Each end of lengthening joint contains 1 segment
of chute consisting of 12 sets of fire snap hooks for connection to the next segment
Descent and Safety
The system works on the principle of gravity, using the stress and friction of the
body as it slides through the chute. Usability for all people, regardless of body
size, shape and weight, injured on a stretcher or unconscious people can use the
chute. Once inside the chute the evacuee will arrive at ground level quickly and
For conscious evacuees, slide down the chute and push out your elbows or knees. For
a more rapid descent, the users keep their body as straight as possible. No other
method of evacuation allows for such flexibility in control of descent speed: average
speed for evacuee with right behavior is about 2.5 m per second, which may vary from
0 – 5 m per second. It would take approximately 35 – 40 seconds to descend a
chute of up to 50 meters and capable of conveying up to 30 persons per minute from
any storey to safety.
For safety reasons, the SOP requires a helper at ground level to control a fast descend
and guide the user out of the chute. By twisting and slowly untwisting the chute
you can control the speed of a descending person. This method enables the injured,
unconscious, disabled and small children to be evacuated safely.
Storage of Chute:
The chutes are folded inside its protective container and portable bag(s), providing
year round weather protection, these chutes are then ready for use at any time. After
use, the chute can be re-stored in its container and portable bag(s). Whilst not
in use, the chute is protected from dampness, salt in the air and chemical agents,
by a thin 25/100 PVC layer, this must be checked at least twice a year.