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Sep 27 2017

WW: Emergency Escape Chute

Category: Egress,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:58 am Comments (11)

This video made the rounds on social media last week.  I will refrain from commenting since it is Wordless Wednesday.

11 Responses to “WW: Emergency Escape Chute”

  1. cda says:

    Not sure how old that video is,

    But I have seen the similar videos for years.

    Guess they have not caught on?

  2. lach says:

    Certainly hope those shoots are not flammable. Wonder what weight they are rated to. What if there is a heavy cross wind and you get tangled? To me this is one of those “man, if I don’t think about it, that’s a pretty good idea!” But then of course you think about it.

  3. Austin B says:

    Looks like a Diaper Genie!

  4. Cathy Kopp says:

    I can see 40 people in a pile at the bottom … if they make it to the bottom.

  5. Keith Staples says:

    I wouldn’t get in that. I’m not a fan of tight spaces, that looks tight. I’d take my chance sliding on the outside of it though.

  6. John Truempy says:

    Do I then get to turn stuck people over to the plumbing shop?

  7. Barry Caesar says:

    I’m a firefighter and for the past seven years we ave used a bail out kit, which consists of a 30 foot rope attached to a super strong bracket but it’s only used in super emergencies, not getting down from a window or roof or if there’sis no other way, that slide like Kathy Kopp said in her comment, there will probably be a pile up at the bottom, this bailout harness is only for one person, every interior firefighter wears one.

  8. Ron says:

    i bet the families of the obese and disabled would sue
    if it failed to accommodate them to safety as well…

  9. Bryan McKeehan says:

    Hmm, I can imagine someone hurling their last meal on the way down, no thanks!

  10. Mario says:

    This is a variation of the escape chute systems very popular on oil platforms and other marine vessels. They are actually somewhat popular in Europe and Asia for medium rise buildings. Never caught up in the US though.

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