The Escape Rescue System is a building-wide solution for safe, external evacuation of building tenants and quick transport of rescue personnel to elevated floors. The building-wide system is composed of at least two devices -- each is an array of five collapsible cabins. The system is permanently stored on the roof in a folded position. Upon deployment, each array is lowered to the ground. It then unfolds, enabling emergency responders to board the cabins. It travels upwards until it stops opposite five elevated floors simultaneously, enabling 300 occupants to enter through specially configured exit windows (150 people from 5 floors into each array). Each array is then lowered to the ground and tenants exit as it refolds.