|The F4 is an innovative device that gives firefighters an advanced, yet simple tool for emergency egress. This lightweight (6oz), yet durable aluminum device is engineered to allow easy horizontal and controlled vertical movement. The autolocking feature allows for a secure hands-free exit of a structure.|
The F4 can be used with either left or right hand, and by any size firefighter. Its low profile shape packs easily in any bag and is designed to perform in many different system configurations.
The rope is easily pre-rigged by threading the rope through the holes (as shown) for fast deployment , the rope also passes through the release handle, which when squeezed releases the rope to allow easy horizontal movement or descent.
At the window, because it is auto-locking, a firefighter can employ a hands-free bailout.
****IMPORTANT: During rappel, the F4 must be used with both hands. The brake hand controls the speed of descent.
Sterling's F4 is designed to be used with either hand and any size, shape, or weight firefighter.
The F4 has been tested and certified using Sterling's escape ropes, such as the FireTech 32, EscapeTech, RIT 500 and 8mmPER.
As with any new device, rope, or safety equipment, proper training is required
$1 of every F4 sale will be donated to National Fallen Firefighter Foundation (www.firehero.org)
**Dimensions=5.5 x 1.5inches
The F4's sleek, lightweight auto-locking design (6 oz) is certified with Sterling's escape ropes
NOTICE:The F4 escape device is only certified with approved Sterling escape ropes. Use of any other rope voids warranty and liability. Qualified training is required.
Sterling FireTech 32™
Here is a video showing this device in use:
The F4 family of products:
F4 Descent control device
F4 Escape System: FireTech rope with F4-50 Fire Resistant Bag
F4 Escape System: SafeTech rope with F4-50 Fire Resistant Bag
F4 Escape System: SafeTech rope with Mercury bag
F4 Escape System: EscapeTech rope with F4-50 Fire Resistant Bag
F4 Escape System: EscapeTech rope with Mercury bag
F4 Escape System: 8mm PER rope with F4-50 Fire Resistant Bag
F4 Tactical Response Kit: SafeTech rope with black bag
F4-50 Fire Resistant Bag with Crosby hook sleeve
Mercury Lumbar Bag
F3 Descent control device
Tech Extension Lanyard