One-Handed Firefighter Escape System

CHICAGO, IL—To effectively address emergency egress, fire departments across the country are evaluating personal escape systems as standard equipment. The HALO Escape System from Xtreme Rescue allows one-handed rapelling.

The innovation of the HALO system is its auto-locking cam that enables users to rapel and control their descent with one hand for a fast and secure exit from any building or structure. Xtreme Rescue founder and Chicago Firefighter Brian Herrli developed this product to address a common problem.

“All the escape systems we had been using required two hands, which is fine if you’re doing rock climbing but isn’t ideal for an escape that needs to happen in a split second,” Herrli explains. In an emergency situation when you need to bail out quick, you can imagine all the benefits of having a free hand. No other system on the market makes that possible.”


The system is compliant with NFPA 1983 and 2012 performance requirements. The HALO system is constructed of rugged yet lightweight aluminum. Packing the low-profile bag is simple and provides compact storage and reliable, rapid deployment. This system is designed to provide zero snagging during window
transition and 100 percent let-off from anchor to exit.

Xtreme Rescue will be demonstrating the HALO System at FDIC in Indianapolis April 7-12 at Booth #13029.

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