Leadership

Construction of a Life Net

Issue 4 and Volume 91.

Construction of a Life Net For some time, I have been interested in the matter of a life net for use at drill schools to eliminate physical injury in the event of a fall. This type of accident is bad. for not only does it cause pain and injury to the one affected, and deprives the department of the services of the man for a time, but it builds up lack of confidence in the drillmaster. So a study was made of drill nets used by a number of cities, in order to learn the best features of all. Previous to my years in the fire service, 1 had experience as a rigger at sea, then as a bridgeman and rigger on land. 1 his provided me with some knowledge of rope and tackle. I realized that the type net that I wanted was similar to those used at circuses…

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