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Sterling F4 Escape Device

Sterling F4 Escape Device

The F4 is an auto-locking descent control device. It is designed to be used with either hand and with any size, shape, or weight of firefighter. The rope is easily pre-rigged by threading the rope through the holes for fast deployment. The device allows both easy descent and easy horizontal movement. The auto-locking feature allows firefighters to employ hands-free egress through an opening; then initiate descent by squeezing the release handle. The brake hand controls the speed of descent. $1 of every F4 sale will be donated to National Fallen Firefighter Foundation.

 "This device is only certified when used with Sterling Rope"

Tested and certified using Sterling's escape ropes, such as the FireTech 32, EscapeTech, RIT 500 and 8mmPER (Approved for use with Sterling’s ropes 7.5 to 8mm dia.).

  • Tested by firefighters and trainers alike.
  • Auto-locking feature adds security and confidence for a hands-free exit of the structure.
  • Low profile shape packs easily in many bag styles and is available with multiple anchor options.
  • As with any new device, rope, or safety equipment, proper training is required.
  • Color: Red
  • Weight: 6 oz.
  • Proudly made in the USA. 

  •  NFPA 1983, 2006 edition for Escape and is patent pending.