This ain’t your daddy’s elevator.

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 11.41.28 AMWith space in the commercial real estate market at a premium, elevator companies have found new ways of designing elevators to make the most of the available area. With that in mind, it is important that emergency responders keep apprise of emerging elevator technology.

Below are several videos from the OTIS elevator company that explain the basic premise of these new elevators. This is certainly not all encompassing as there are numerous elevator manufacturers so take the time to do some additional research on the particular elevators in your fire district. It is probably a good time to also re-visit an earlier post on this subject as well that includes SMFR's Elevator SOG.

According to SMFR's Bob Boylan, the new Parker Library building is one of the many buildings in our district where you can find these.