Sterling Rope's FireTech 32™ Featured in TIME Magazine as one of the Best Safety Inventions of 2006
SCARBOROUGH, Maine - Click here to read what TIME Magazine has to say about the Personal Escape Rope.
Sterling's Personal Escape Ropes are manufactured to yield a perfect balance of strength, abrasion resistance, and handling so they perform flawlessly the moment they are needed. Our personal escape ropes are designed with tough sheaths and the proper elongation in the cores to help absorb impact force during a "bail out." It was our many years of experience designing RIT lines and in particular, the heat resistant RIT lines that prompted FDNY to work with us on designing a product for their escape systems. The FireTech 32 is a result of that mutual effort. This rope is a unique product utilizing 100% Technora fiber and even Technora thread for the sewn eye termination. It is incredibly strong, lightweight, and offers the best heat resistance for a 7.5mm escape rope. RIT 500, RIT Response, FireTech 32, and EscapeTech meet NFPA requirements for escape ropes
Sterling offers several rope models that have been certified to NFPA as escape ropes. The 8mm and 8mm SafetyGlo nylon PER offers the highest strength available in an 8mm diameter and has a great hand for packing into turnout gear or drop bags due to its 40-carrier sheath construction. The SafetyGlo version provides the added benefit of reflective tracers for visibility in low light applications.
Check out the related press release: Sterling Rope Debuts Fire Tech 32™ PER New Personal Escape Rope for New York Fire Department