Bailout Systems' technology can be implemented in many verticals and both professional and recreational fields...
The Fire Industry is why Bailout Systems began its crusade to revolutionize fall safety. After hearing an audio recording from the Bronx of the distress call made by Engine Company 42, Ladder Company 33/27, and Rescue Company 3, Bailout Systems’ founder saw a need for a better fall safety system. An entire crew of firefighters was forced to jump from the fourth story of a burning building when the floor collapsed beneath them. Three firefighters passed away, and three sustained lifelong injuries. This day went on to be known as Black Sunday.
Our hands-free technology is small enough to be carried by every firefighter. It significantly reduces training time and costs, allowing firefighters to focus on the job while simultaneously providing emergency egress. Our technology can also be used for firefighter assist and search teams (FAST), search and rescue, and hands-free belay systems for training bailout scenarios.
As a navy veteran, and former Navy Diver, Bailout Systems’ founder immediately saw military applications for this technology for both firefighters stationed on military bases across the world and direct implementation for the insertion of special operation forces, K9/Military Dog units, and cargo/resupply items from vertical platforms. Due to the scalability of the technology, this technology can provide hands-free benefits to lower much heavier payloads, such as helicopter sling loads ranging 10,000 to 20,000 pounds.
Rope access, also known as industrial climbing, involves any industrial work at height using traditional rope-work techniques. Rope access technicians can reach difficult job sites high up on sky-rises, cell towers, wind turbines, and other tall man-made structures without the use of scaffolding or platforms. Bailout technology brings convenience and safety to this dangerous profession by controlling heavy equipment descent safely and efficiently. Bailout also provides a safe and controlled rappel device that can be used in a typical rope-work scenario and in rescue applications.
Bailout’s team is comprised of individuals who are not only good at their craft but also avid rock climbers with years of experience. It is worthless to create a technology if you do not understand the customer or end user. The rock climbing market proves to have several applications for hands-free technology, including a safer rappelling device, providing a safe and controlled descent.
Arborists and tree climbers can have one of the most dangerous jobs in the industry when lowering heavy loads from the canopy of trees safely to the ground. Bailout technology allows the rigger to both dampen and control the large forces created from high-impact tasks like negative blocking heavy wood out of a tree. This additional control keeps the climber, crew, and property safe from uncontrolled descents with less effort and less complicated gear.
Developed with close partnerships
Bailout Systems’ technology has been developed for over a decade in close collaboration with firefighters, military personnel, technicians, industry experts, and educational institutions. These partnerships have allowed us to create a new and disruptive platform technology.