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    Default Anyone heard about this?

    http://escaperescue.com/work/NG/

    Looks pretty nice... What do you guys think? Is this the Answer that could of saved more lives on 911?

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    No.

    a: It was invented after 911

    b: one would need quite a few of them to effectively evacuate a building.

    c: it takes 8 minutes for the unit to evacuate a group of people. Fire grows at an exponential rate, people would be better served by paying attention to the fire alarms when they go off and begin evacuating immeditely rather than wait for an escape pod.

    d: the cost to retrofit an existing building for access to these rescue pods would be enourmous.

    e: the owners of said properties are not about to spend any $$$$ in untried technology.
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    Plus the units are stored on the roof, so not much chance of them making a difference on 9/11, there wasn't a side of the building they could have been used on effectively.

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    yes, at 9/11 it would not have mattered one bit for the fact it was mounted on the top of a building. Granted it may help at some fires, but what kind of place is going to pay the much for the system. Even then, it will have to maintained. So I really don't like the idea.

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    from what i can tell, this unit is set up on one side of a building. and we already know how fast fire can spread. so what if fire is visable from the side that has this escape unit??? its no good if fire is coming out of windows where the unit has to be lowered.

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    Didn't we beat the daylights out of the genius who invented this thing on here last year?

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    No George, that was someone else. This one is slightly different. Same basic idea, same problems.
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    The overall idea sounds good but thats where it ends. I mean it said it can hold up to 8 people, well in an emergency you really think people are going to respond to being told no sorry your going to have to wait until we come back. People will say screw this I'm jumping in.
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    Looks like a very flawed system. Nice idea and I commend the inventors for trying. I guess it is better than the wingnut that posted here before.
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    Ditto on Dickey -- still a flawed system, just a better designed flaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    Didn't we beat the daylights out of the genius who invented this thing on here last year?
    That other guy was the one that had that single person hydraulic rapid decent thingy. I remember the video of him using it attached to the side of his shed.

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    Nothing like using video of 3,000 people dying to promote your product. Disgusting.

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