After careful consideration of the various manufacturers and models of Personal Escape Systems, the IAFF selected the Petzl Exo Personal Safety System (PSS) as the preferred Personal Escape System (PES) for all IAFF Fire Ground Survival Master Instructors. The Petzl Exo has also been UL tested to meet the NFPA 1983 standard for escape systems. Petzl in cooperation with the FDNY developed this system to provide fire fighters with a state of the art “bail out” device that is capable of rapid deployment under severe conditions.




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