Stair Chair product line of Evac+Chair was used by first responders to aid the injured and disabled workers of the twin towers on September 11, 2001. As the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers approaches, we are reminded that it was the Stair Chairs of Evac+Chair with it's patented unique construction that was utilized to rescue the disabled workers of the twin towers. The complete line of rescue chairs by  Evac+Chair makes it easy for anyone to assist a disabled person in time of need, said Richard Perl, national sales manager of Evac+Chair North America.

It is Evac+Chair that originated and set the standard for the stairway evacuation chair in 1982. A multitude of occupants were rescued to safety from the Towers on September 11 as the first responders were making their way up the stairs, Mr. Perl adds.

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Richard Perl went on to explain that the narrow profile and very light weight of the Stair Chair by Evac+Chair means that its use as an evacuation chair does not interfere with the ascent or descent of first responders sharing the stairway in any way. The stair chair is engineered to navigate smoothly using a patented continuous rotating "V Belt" that ensures safety and allows the user to have total control of the stair chair's descent speed down the stairs with relative ease, regardless of the passenger's weight or size.

The stair chairs of choice of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is Evac+Chair. The Port Authority has purchased well over 100 Evac+Chair Stair Chairs for the Twin Towers after the first bombing in 1993. When the Twin Towers were attacked on September 11, several first responders were ready to put the Stair Chairs by Evac+Chair into action.

These disabled workers were aided by fellow employees utilizing the Stair Chairs of Evac+Chair, including John Abruzzo, who in the aftermath wrote a sincere letter of appreciation to thank Evac+Chair Corporation. The survivors and their rescuers reported that they were able to make their way down the stairs as firefighters came up the stairs without any interference. It doesn’t take a level of disaster such as the Twin Towers attack to keep in mind the importance of getting all occupants out of a multi-story building to safely, stated Richard Perl of Evac+Chair. Anyone who needs assistance down the stair case for any reason, in any building, and in any situation that requires evacuation, can be helped to safety with any model of the stair chair products of Evac+Chair.

ABOUT EVAC+CHAIR The Evac+Chair (Evacuation Chair) was developed in New York City in 1982 and is the worldwide industry standard in lightweight, portable evacuation chairs. Today the company sells internationally to hotels, hospitals, office buildings, schools, assisted living facilities, and residential and commercial high-rise buildings—any multi-story building where any tenant or occupant who needs help for any reason can get down the stairs to safety. Its narrow profile allows first responders and other building occupants to ascend or descend staircases during an emergency without interference, and its unique design allows most able-bodied users to assist anyone with mobility impairments or other conditions in need of help with relative ease.

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