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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., February 22, 2010 – EVAC+CHAIR® North America, LLC, maker of the original, and lightest, evacuation chair on the market, today announced the company has donated its evacuation chairs to the British Columbia Ambulance Service for use by the Emergency Management Team based in Vancouver, host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The EVAC+CHAIR® is designed to be used in a building evacuation situation for anyone who is incapacitated, or becomes incapacitated, and cannot evacuate quickly enough on their own. EVAC+CHAIR® allows injured or mobility impaired persons to be placed into the chair and evacuated down stairs quickly and safely.

EVAC+CHAIR® evacuation chairs greatly enhance safety in all evacuation situations as they allow sick, injured or disabled persons nearly immediate evacuation options in emergency situations where seconds count. They are especially important in large sporting venues where emergency responders will have a difficult time locating and reaching incapacitated individuals. As EVAC+CHAIR® North America, LLC is the maker of the lightest chair on the market and is designed for simple one person operation, there is less need to find an assistant with sufficient strength to operate the chair. What’s more, EVAC+CHAIR® is so intuitive to operate that little training is required.

"We are thrilled to donate the EVAC+CHAIR® to the British Columbia Ambulance Service for use in Vancouver, host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics," said Richard Perl, Vice President of Business Development for EVAC+CHAIR® North America. "Our hope is that the chair never has to be used, but if the need arises we are proud that Vancouver, the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, will have access to the best evacuation chair on the market, EVAC+CHAIR®."

About EVAC+CHAIR® North America, LLC

Developed in New York City in 1982, EVAC+CHAIR® is the global industry standard for lightweight, portable evacuation chairs. Today the company sells internationally to hotels, hospitals, office buildings, schools, assisted living facilities, and residential and commercial high-rise buildings—any multi-story building where any tenant or occupant who needs help for any reason can get down the stairs to safety. Its narrow profile allows first responders and other building occupants to ascend or descend staircases during an emergency without interference, and its unique design allows most able-bodied users to assist anyone with mobility impairments or other conditions in need of help with relative ease. A video demonstration is available for viewing at For more information about the EVAC+CHAIR®, go to or contact Rich Perl of EVAC+CHAIR® North America, LLC at (516) 502-4240 or

North America Donates Evacuation Chairs to British Columbia Ambulance Service for Use in Vancouver - Host of the 2010 Winter Olympics