WW: Emergency Escape Chute This video made the rounds on social media last week. I will refrain from commenting since it is Wordless Wednesday. You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content. By Lori Greene|2017-09-26T12:04:52-04:00September 27th, 2017|Means of Egress, Wordless Wednesday|11 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsAppTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Lori Greene Related Posts 11 Comments cda September 27, 2017 at 6:50 am - Reply Not sure how old that video is, But I have seen the similar videos for years. Guess they have not caught on? lach September 27, 2017 at 7:51 am - Reply 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. Austin B September 27, 2017 at 10:06 am - Reply Looks like a Diaper Genie! Cathy Kopp September 27, 2017 at 10:43 am - Reply I can see 40 people in a pile at the bottom … if they make it to the bottom. Keith Staples September 27, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply 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. John Truempy September 29, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply Do I then get to turn stuck people over to the plumbing shop? Barry Caesar September 29, 2017 at 9:50 pm - Reply 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. Lori October 2, 2017 at 9:18 am - Reply Thanks for sharing your insight, Barry! – Lori Ron September 30, 2017 at 2:18 am - Reply i bet the families of the obese and disabled would sue if it failed to accommodate them to safety as well… Bryan McKeehan October 2, 2017 at 11:20 pm - Reply Hmm, I can imagine someone hurling their last meal on the way down, no thanks! Mario December 20, 2017 at 6:54 am - Reply 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. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.