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About HRES

Our team - air force

High Rise Escape Systems Inc. (HRES) was founded by Ryan Alles in 2005. Ryan spent over a decade in the U.S. emergency services as both an EMT and professional Fire Fighter. Frustrated and angered by the events of September 11th, 2001, which demonstrated how slow evacuations from high rise structures can be of the fatal consequence. He created solutions that the average citizen can afford.​

Our Team

Over the last two decades we have become an international team dedicated to creating solutions that are adaptable to your individual needs and expectations. We pride ourselves on providing confidential installations, as many of our clients utilize these technologies as part of their family's personal security rather than a secondary means of fire escape.


Current Qualifications


  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Textbook example of Supplemental Evacuation - Life Safety Code Handbook 2015 - 2017 Edition. Pages 1216-1217 (three pictures total)

  • Government Security News (GSN) 2009,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Winner of Homeland Security Award for "Best Clean Up, Decontamination, Disaster Preparedness or Recovery Product"

  • American Security Today ASTOR Homeland Security Award Winner for Best Disaster Preparedness Product 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

  • Department of Homeland Security Responder Knowledge Base - Registered Participant

  • Safe Evacuation Coalition - Founder & Member Est. 2006 

  • ASTM E2484 Multi-Story Building External Evacuation Controlled Descent Devices - Member/Participant

  • Discovery Channel's 10th Anniversary Special on 9/11 Featured Participant

  • Featured on The Weather Channel's season premiere of "Weather Proof" Episode on Fire

  • NFPA Building & Life Safety Code / Means of Egress Section - Technical Committee Appointee - 2007 to Present


In The News!
Want to help us save lives?

International Fire Fighter Article


Plan two ways out! We've preached it time and time again but have we actually helped our communities plan for it?

(read the entire article here)

Edwards Air Force Base - Desert Wings


Air Traffic Control at Edwards AFB offers new ways out for Controllers! (read the entire article here)

Aerospace Defense Technology Alert


Frost & Sullivan's in depth review of High Rise Escape Systems

Aftershock Crisis & Emergency Mgmt.


Fires in High Rise Structures Part 1




Fires in High Rise Structures Part 2


Our team

Do you have a passion for helping others? Do you want to be part of a global transformation of safety in high rise buildings? Well we're leading the way and need boots on the ground in communities like yours.

Send us an email and let us know how you think you can compliment our team.

"Count on Us! We'll Let You Down."

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