Eric Hartsfield and Brett Russell are firefighters who seek to make the world a safer place. Their build-in safety ladder, Rescue Ready, was the perfect way to evacuate during a house fire. Or was it? The sharks are divided on this ladder, which leads to an interesting
Shark Tank Rescue Ready Update
- Entrepreneurs: Eric Hartsfield and Brett Russell
- Business: Fire safety ladder embedded in window frames
- Ask: $75,000 for 15% equity
- Result: No deal
- Shark: None
Barbara Corcoran and Rohan Oza took part in a demonstration for these firefighters. They were able to show that the Rescue Ready ladder allowed for quicker escapes overall. However, the problem came when they began talking about their sales and business model.
At the time of filming, Rescue Ready wasn’t on the market yet. They were trying to angle for new construction contracts, but the sharks didn’t think window companies would bite.
Mark Cuban dropped out first. It was going to be a long slog, and he wasn’t up for it. Barbara went next because she couldn’t see it working. Similarly, Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner didn’t want to go on the journey with them. Both went out.
This left Rohan Oza, who loved the idea. However, with no window company endorsement, it wasn’t going to work for him. Rescue Ready walked out without a deal, but have they let that stop them? Find out in our
Rescue Ready is still in business, though they have faced some issues over the past few years. Research for our Rescue Ready update revealed that severe supply chain issues have delayed shipping on ladders since 2020, though you can still buy from the company website. In March of 2022, they attempted to work around the supply chain issue by changing their ladder construction. Time will tell if these firefighters recover!
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