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DEUS Rescue Introduces New Line of Rescue Harnesses, DEUS X Class, Designed for Safety and Versatility

Harnesses Easily Convert from Waist Belt to Full-Body Version to Support Any Emergency Rescue Scenario

Boulder, CO, July 16, 2014 --( DEUS Rescue, a premier provider of innovative vertical rescue solutions, today introduced its new line of rescue harnesses, the DEUS X Class, developed specifically for use in professional escape and rescue scenarios. The new harnesses have been engineered for firefighters as well as tactical and other emergency response personnel, yet serve as highly practical rescue harnesses for virtually any industry where at-height rescue scenarios may be a concern. The first X Class harness products will be available in September 2014.

Developed to work with all major escape systems, DEUS X Class harnesses include a convertible waistbelt (NFPA Class I) and seat harness (NFPA Class II), and a chest piece add-on to provide a full body harness (NFPA Class III). The entire line is engineered to be more comfortable, versatile and practical as compared to traditional rescue harnesses. The innovative design allows unprecedented mobility for the user, rugged durability required by firefighters and other emergency personnel, and features six rated, easily accessible attachment points. To provide maximum comfort, the harnesses are ergonomically designed to distribute forces to the user’s legs, versus the waist, back or shoulders. All are third-party tested and certified to meet NFPA 1983 (2012 ED) requirements for Life Safety Harnesses.

An optional tactical vest, which integrates with the X Class harness to provide a unified rescue vest-harness ensemble, will also be available. The tactical vest is constructed in the modular MOLLE webbing style and features a built-in hydration system.

“Our new DEUS X Class harnesses are a true game changer,” said Shain Rae, chief executive officer, DEUS Rescue. “The DEUS X Class sets the bar for what a rescue harness should be. DEUS has been producing the most advanced firefighter escape system on the market for the past seven years and we’ve consistently seen the need for the next generation of escape harness. Working with firefighters, we designed and developed this product from the ground up. We truly believe this line of harnesses offers unmatched innovation, with a full range of features that will make the DEUS X Class the new standard for rescue harnesses.”

“I’ve served in military special operations and have spent my entire public safety career in technical rescue and tactical operations,” says Justin Overholt, Special Operations Training Coordinator for Denver Fire Department. “Throughout my career, I’ve used the best, most advanced harness systems, but I've never utilized a more functional, versatile, innovative harness than the DEUS X Class. These revolutionary harnesses will set the standard for technical rescue, tactical law enforcement and military special operations equipment for many years to come.”

The DEUS X Class harnesses feature:
· A simple belt harness (NFPA Class I) from which hide-away leg loops can be deployed to convert in seconds to a seat harness (NFPA Class II). A full body rescue harness (NFPA Class III) can be created with the available chest harness add-on.
· Six rated attachment points that can be used individually or in combination, for flexibility in rigging for escape and rescue.
· An expandable belt design accommodating 27” to 56” waist sizes to allow different individual users to share the same harness.
· Unique safety-optimized stitching design that supports load-bearing from any direction to enhance safety and maximize usable life.
· Industry-leading Cobra quick-release buckles with integrated D rings from AustriAlpin, which provide superior load-bearing safety combined with simple coupling and decoupling.
· Compatibility for use with all escape systems on the market, including the DEUS Firefighter Bailout and Rescue kit.

The first DEUS X Class harnesses will be available in September 2014, with additional X Class products to be introduced in the coming months. To learn more about DEUS X Class or to pre-order, visit or call 866-405-3461.

About DEUS Rescue’s Technology
DEUS Rescue controlled descent devices provide the foundation of complete escape and rescue solutions for those who work and play at height. DEUS products are used in a variety of industries such as the fire service, electrical distribution, oil & gas, wind power, telecommunications, law enforcement and recreation. Built around DEUS Rescue’s patented SafeDescent™ Technology, the company’s descent products are safe, reliable and easy-to-use, and built to last over time and use in tough environments. To learn more about DEUS Rescue and its full line of controlled descent devices, ropes, accessories, kits and other products, visit or call 866-405-3461.

About DEUS Rescue
DEUS Rescue was formed in 2004 and is a closely held Colorado company based in Boulder. DEUS Rescue manufactures and sells controlled descent devices worldwide. DEUS Rescue’s innovative technology and designs provide the foundation for descent and rescue systems, accessories and kits for people who work and play in elevated environments. This includes firefighters and individuals who work at height in various industrial markets such as wind energy, telecommunications and electric power distribution, as well as the military and law enforcement. DEUS Rescue products are also used by participants in challenge courses and zip-line tours. Visit to learn more.
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