FCX SafeTech Hip Escape Kit
Quality components are the backbone of any kit or system, and Sterling has been making the best for over 20 years. However, simply having good pieces is not enough. They need to be thoughtfully integrated to ensure they function efficiently. By choosing a Sterling kit or system, you can be certain that the components will perform flawlessly together, saving time and effort regardless of the job at hand.
- FCX Device
- SafeD Carabiner
- 50’ SafeTech Rope
- Lightning GT Hook
- F4-50 Hip Bag
Safe, controlled descent is critical to escape systems. It’s also important that the descent control device is auto locking, easy to use with either hand, and has good modulation characteristics.
is Sterling’s newest and most advanced descent control device. It uses a unique cam feature that allows smooth modulation so the user can easily control the speed of descent with one hand and a click-to-neutral feature allows for easy horizontal movement. Side rails prevent glove and sill interference and a spring-loaded handle stays out of the way until needed, which prevents snagging and tangling. NFPA 1983: Escape Descent Device
The SafeD carabiner
is made from lightweight aluminum and features a removable captive eye pin allowing a rope with a sewn eye to be attached to it at any time. These rugged aluminum carabiners are the critical junction between the harness and the descent device. Pin prevents unauthorized disassembly and keeps the carabiner oriented to prevent cross-loading. NFPA 1983.
The Lightning GT Hook
weighs less than 8 ounces. The aluminum Lightning GT Hook offers a functional design with an innovative wire gate for secure and rapid remote anchoring. The design of the Lightning Hooks helps take the guesswork out of the most fundamental step of the creating a fail-safe anchor.
Made of 7000 series, aircraft grade aluminum and CNC machined to Sterling's exacting specifications, the Lightning Hooks are certified to hold loads up to 3000 pounds at the tip. When combined with one of Sterling's descenders—either the venerable F4 or their new FCX—and any one of their Fire Escape ropes, the Lightning GT creates a versatile, exceptionally easy to use system for rapid egress. NFPA 1983: Escape Anchor.
is an 8.0 mm Fire Escape Rope with Nylon / Technora® Core / Sheath. A Technora sheath is resistant to high heat, chemicals and abrasion, while the core provides strength, gear compatibility and better elongation to reduce anchor loads. Systems with SafeTech ropes offer the best all-around combination of strength, durability and heat resistance. NFPA 1983: Fire Escape.
The F4-50 Bag
is a compact, hip-style bag and designed to fit any belt or harness. It easily stores 50 feet of FireTech, EscapeTech, SafeTech or PER, which is then enclosed by an inside flap. The hook or carabiner anchor stores in the covered pouch and the FCX is held on top of the rope flap with a heavy duty elastic. Two anti-debris flaps contain all of the components under a large outer flap, held securely closed by velcro.