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IWA 19 – Petzl Evac System

During Enforce Tac we saw the new Evac System from Petzl. Based on the Exo Escape System used by the German fire service, Evac was created for use by diplomats who might need to exit structures quickly to escape fires or other threats.

The contents are contained in the Pouch seen at the top and include the EXO one-handed descender which allows the user to control the rate of descent.

Also in the is 15m of 7.5mm rope, two locking carabiners and this harness which the user steps into.

The three straps are brought together and a locking carabiner is run through the loops to hold it all together.

The second carabiner is used to anchor to a hard point in the room which needs to be evacuated. The system has been tested to 150 kg.


6 Responses to “IWA 19 – Petzl Evac System”

  1. auniha says:

    I’m a fan of the pouch in the first photo too, looks low drag, who makes it?

  2. AbnMedOps says:

    Good idea. Reminds me of an airline pilot I knew who kept a just-in-case climbing rope in his luggage, to bail-out of the Asian (and some US) fire-trap hotels where crews lodged in the 70’s-80’s.

  3. AXL says:

    Always been a fan of their products. Would also like more details on the pouch and laminate laser cut material they are using.

  4. Andrew says:

    I have quite a bit of experience with the exo pss for firefighting – this could have some interesting applications for victim removal instead of using a roof rope and making a harness out of a bowline on a bite.