Do you work in a cubicle in a large office building? Do you ever worry what you would do in an emergency? Let’s say you work on the same floor as 50 other people and there’s a fire in your building. What would you do? Everyone would panic and run for the door of course. Now multiply the number of people on the stairs by the number of floors in your building. All of those people aren’t going to get out of that door and down the steps at one time.
The Slide to Safety prevents the traffic jam that occurs when a large amount of people are running for the same exit. Especially when that exit is a narrow stairwell or hallway.
Your entire floor could evacuate the building within two minutes. As opposed to the ten or twenty minutes (or even longer!) it would take the crowd to mosey off your floor to the entrance of the building, along with the hundreds of other people from other floors too!
What if there’s a fire in your building and it’s blocking your exit completely? Slide to Safety provides the quick, alternative evacuation necessary when danger is so close by.
The Slide To Safety was created specifically in response to the Sandy Hook school shooting on December 14th, 2012. Inventor, Blair White recognized the need for an alternate method of escape for students in schools, particularly in the case of an active shooter or gunman on campus. While that is still a major purpose of the safety slide, it serves many purposes and provides a secure escape in any emergency situation for students and faculty in schools.
Do you remember being in school and practicing fire drills once a month or so? Everyone meandered out of the classroom, partnered up with their friends in the hall, and formed a crowd playing around outside. There’s no doubt that students don’t remember where to go, but why do we practice only one evacuation route? What are students to do if there is a fire raging in the hallway, blocking the class’ usual evacuation route? Scenarios like this are why the Slide To Safety must be required in every school building. It’s the perfect solution for a quick, secure exit for a large amount of people. It provides students and teachers an alternate method of exiting the building safely.
Unfortunately, active gunman situations at higher education campuses have also become a norm in our society. The Slide To Safety provides not only quick exit from the classroom in a gunman situation, but can also help students escape a fire in their classroom building or their dorm room. The major difference between K-12 schools and a college campus is that there are multiple buildings that are often located far apart.
Suppose that, in one building on campus, there’s a dangerous person in the building. Maybe they have a gun, maybe they have another kind of weapon. Deploy the safety slide to evacuate the entire building immediately! Occupants don’t have to hide or risk crossing the intruder’s path to exit. An alert is sent automatically to campus police as well as authorities. Once they are alerted, campus police can not only warn the rest of the campus but give specific direction to the occupants of the surrounding buildings.
Do you want our safety slides implemented on your college campus? Help us make this a requirement in all buildings to keep everyone safe!
Please fill out our Call To Action form to show your local Legislators, school Superintendents, and the President of the United States that you want school safety to be a top priority!
Even if you just need another way to exit your own private residence, the Slide To Safety can be perfect for you.
Do you have bedrooms or common rooms on the upper floor of your house? Is the only exit from your home the front or back door on the first/ground floor?
If a criminal breaks into your home on the ground floor while you’re on the second floor, you need to be able to exit from that upper floor to avoid confrontation. It’s not safe to try to go past the criminal to exit your home. And if you hide, there’s no guarantee you will be safe. But if you are able to exit your home from your bedroom in seconds, then you will be able to contact the authorities quickly and keep you and your family safe.
If a fire breaks out on the first floor while you’re upstairs sleeping, you don’t have to go in the direction of the fire. You can quickly inflate the Slide To Safety and be out of the dangerous home in seconds. During a fire, which can engulf a home in as little as five minutes, the time it takes you to exit the house makes all the difference. You can install these in every room of your home and make sure you show your children how to engage the slide. That way, they can let themselves out quickly if you’re unable to get to their room.
Traveling the open road in your Recreation Vehicle, meeting new people along your journey, is an exhilarating experience for young and old alike. After a long day of travel and sightseeing, there is no better feeling than settling into your comfy bed for a good night’s rest while listening to the crickets chirping around you. Unfortunately, tragedy can strike should your hard day of travel cause engine problems leading to a fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), each year there is an average of 5,540 fires in motor homes or other recreation vehicles. Many fires begin in the engine area which means your usual route of entry and exit to the vehicle may be blocked. That’s where Slide to Safety’s rapid evacuation slide can save your family from harm!
By simply pulling a release lever, the slide will release from a window in the back of the RV, inflating within 6 seconds. A family of 6 can exit the motor home in under 30 seconds, without risking injury from jumping out a window several feet above the ground..
Whether that emergency is a fire, a burglar, an active gunman, a gas leak, or a natural disaster. Slide To Safety’s inflatable slide is your immediate escape to a safe location while you wait on first responders. In turn, the first responders job is easier when you have already distanced yourself from the danger and the path is clear for responders to take action.
Just ask Simon, he’ll tell you: “Our Slides Save Lives”