Why are there so many different types of evacuation chairs?

Time:2022-05-11

Evacuation chairs are not the most attractive mobile devices on the market. After all, we all hope we never have to use them, and they all look the same.

But their simplicity hides a key function: ensuring that anyone with limited mobility can evacuate quickly and safely in an emergency.

So why are there so many different types of evacuation chairs on the market? How do you find the differences between them? What key features will help you or someone you care about get out quickly and safely during a crisis?

Common evacuation chair differences

Chair, chair, chair… Isn’t it? ! Well, no — not really. While they may be similar in many ways, such mobile AIDS differ in functionality, quality and design. These factors can affect the price of your Emergency chairs, so it’s worth taking the time to weigh your options.

All evacuation stair chairs exist to help people with disabilities and those assisting them quickly and safely evacuate in an emergency situation — especially when crossing stairs.

Here are some of the differences between the various evacuation chairs:

Number of operators required

Some chairs are designed for a single operator. Other designs are designed to maximize safety, with two operators assisting people with limited mobility.

Home and professional use

EMS, ambulance personnel, and first responders often use emergency chairs and therefore need a sturdy chair to withstand frequent use. Similarly, chairs designed for the home may be smaller and lighter because they are designed for longer storage and less frequent use.

The ability to navigate narrow or unusual Spaces

Unexpectedly narrow platforms and spiral stairs are just some of the curveballs buildings can throw. Evacuation chairs may vary in size and other features, which can affect their operability.

Safety features

You can’t expect someone in need to stay calm or even sober. Some chairs have built-in features to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers with various disabilities, such as cushioned headrests and restraints. While these arms, legs and headrests aren’t always necessary, it’s smarter to invest in chairs with these additional details.

Build quality and assurance

Images can be deceptive. Although evacuation Stair chairs look the same, the quality of construction (and the warranties that support them) can vary greatly.

Why are there so many different types of evacuation chairs?

The EA-6FPN PRO Emergency Chairs is designed with this in mind. High-quality construction and sturdy frame, combined with features such as non-slip rubber tracks and comfortable restraints, make it a reliable help in emergency situations. Our mission is to ensure that everyone with limited mobility has what they need to travel safely in an emergency. Unless everyone is safe, including those using our walkers, the evacuation will not be successful.