While you never want to be in a disastrous situation, preparing for such a situation is a crucial component that cannot be overlooked.
Having an emergency egress device can be the difference between safety and catastrophe during an emergency rescue mission. Browse through our safety gear catalog to equip yourself with all the tools you need to ensure safe travels.
What is a Helicopter Egress Device?
An emergency egress device is an air bottle that holds a limited amount of air for individuals or military personnel that are trying to escape helicopters that have been submerged or escape from smoke-filled environments. With its compact design, it can easily be stored in an emergency pack and accessed when needed.
During an emergency situation, you want to be as in control of the situation as possible. Making sure that you have an egress device in your emergency pack can provide you with a limited supply of air until you are able to remove yourself or are rescued from the situation. While limited, even a small supply of air can allow you to simply catch your breath long enough to be able to think about how to remove yourself from the disastrous situation.
If you were to become stuck inside a submerged helicopter, you would be able to use your emergency egress device in order to catch your breath long enough to reach the surface. If you enter a smoke-filled environment, you should be able to take enough breaths to remove yourself from the area.
For convenience, these devices are refilled through a scuba tank or even a compressor.
Emergency Egress Devices Accessories
Along with emergency egress devices, you should take advantage of any accessories that are provided. We offer a scuba tank refill adapter for when you actually need to refill the device. During an emergency, you don't want to have to actively look for the device that will save you. That is why we also offer an emergency holster for ease of use. Some of our devices already come equipped with a hose, for a hands-free option. This allows you to easily swim away from the disaster while being able to breathe properly.
When it comes to safety, it all begins with being prepared. Life Raft Store provides a wide range of devices and accessories that can help you survive an unfortunate circumstance. If you are planning to travel and are unsure of what you should prepare yourself with, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.