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New Evac+Chair® Improve Safety for Hospital’s Disabled in All Evacuation Scenarios

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 29, 2010 –EVAC+CHAIR® North America, LLC, maker of the original, and lightest weight evacuation chair on the market today announced a deal with famed Walter Reed Hospital located in Washington, DC, to provide the company’s evacuation chairs for use in building evacuations.

Evacuation chairs greatly enhance safety in hospital settings where there is a greater concentration of disabled individuals who cannot evacuate a building on their own, or cannot evacuate quickly enough in an emergency situation. As EVAC+CHAIR® North America, LLC is the maker of the lightest weight 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.

"While helping people and increasing safety is EVAC+CHAIR® North America LLC’s mission, we are especially honored to provide our chairs to a facility serving the brave men and women of our armed forces," said Richard Perl, vice president of business development for EVAC+CHAIR® North America. "As is the case with the military, it is our hope that the chairs never need to be utilized, but if they are needed, we are proud that Walter Reed Hospital is getting the best."

About Evac+Chair®

The Evac+Chair® was developed in New York City in 1982 and is the worldwide industry standard in 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 Supplies Evacuation Chairs to Famed Walter Reed Military Hospital