Topic : Evacuation Chairs:Recent Research and New Performance StandardsDescription :
Evacuation chairs are recognized as an important component for safe emergency exit from high-rises, although they are used to assist with exit from any building which requires travel on stairs. Information on evacuation chairs has largely been anecdotal, however, or provided by manufacturers.
The webinar will cover recent FEMA-funded research on the use of three main types of stair descent devices, including evacuation chairs. Results discussed will include demands on operators of the devices, as well as pilot data regarding consumer opinion of each device.
The session will also cover the first performance standard on evacuation chairs, ANSI/RESNA ED-1:2013, and the key recommendations of a draft RESNA Position Paper on their use