Below you find answered to some of our FAQ. If you need more information feel free to Contact US.

How did STS start?

How is STS installed?

Slide To Safety is an emergency evacuation slide system that can be retrofitted to existing buildings and flush mounted into newly constructed buildings. STS is mounted by a system of bolts that make for rapid installation on new or existing buildings. Since STS is a nonelectrical unit, no wiring or electricity will be necessary. Slide To Safety units are 100% prepackaged with all necessary components making for easy installation by an authorized STS installer.

How is STS inflated and deployed?

Slide To Safety uses compressed air canisters that run through aspirators to deploy. These aspirators let the slide pull in ambient air, thus giving STS under 6 seconds inflation time. We equip STS with Pressure Relief Valves that are activated when the slide has enough pressure to form a rigid structure. Once deployed, STS will remain fully inflated until the unit is depressurized. For more information, see how STS works.

Can STS be reused?

Yes, but if STS is activated the system must be inspected, recharged, and repacked for reuse

What material is STS made of?

Slide To Safety material is rated to NFPA code 701 standards.

What is weight capacity?

Slide To Safety systems are rated for 500 pounds plus.

What regulations does STS abide by?

Slide To Safety uses components that have been used in the commercial aviation industry for many years, these components are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

What is the maximum height limit for STS?

Slide To Safety can be deployed up to 4 stories.

Can STS be used for residential application?

Absolutely. Slide To Safety offers residential units. STS can be retrofitted to existing homes and built into new construction.

How do I purchase STS?

Simple. Fill out our Request For Custom Quote and a representative will contact you.

Is STS fireproof?

This material is fire rated according to NFPA 701 standards. Meet and exceeds FAA standards for aviation slides.

Does STS need to be serviced?

For commercial and residential applications, visual inspections are recommended yearly and can be performed by your trained personnel. Slide To Safety recommends a full inspection every three years by an authorized STS Installer.

How quickly can a room be evacuated?

The national average of a classroom is 25 students and one teacher. The evacuations take roughly two seconds per person, so a typical classroom can be evacuated well under 60 seconds.

How can my company become certified installers of Slide To Safety Systems?

AltEvac and Slide To Safety is always on the lookout for the right businesses to expand our network.  If you are interested email us at

Once deployed how long does STS stay inflated?

Once deployed, STS will remain fully inflated until the unit is depressurized. For more information, visit our How It Works page.

Does STS come with a warranty?

Each Slide To Safety unit comes with a 3 year (36 months) full warranty.*

Are the slides only available for a straight drop?

No. We have the ability to run the slide along the building.

Is there a possibility of a secondary attack as students and teachers are sliding to safety?

Since 98% of all active shooter events to date have been carried out by a single attacker, the likelihood of a secondary attack is minimal. The immediate threat of an intruder in the building far outweighs the possibility of a secondary attack while evacuating the building. As police arrive they will also be able to neutralize an attack from the outside more quickly than one inside the building.