Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fire Drill

Need a quick escape from a burning building?  In Taiwan you won't find ladders or stairs, rather you will see a system of ropes and posts.  We practiced this at school and found it to be a bit of a lengthy process if you haven't done it before.  Basically a rope is looped around your chest and you lower yourself from a post that hangs out the window or on a balcony.  The fire fighters were careful to remind us if you do this to keep your arms down (so the rope doesn't slide up and off!).

Jeremiah volunteered to test the system out - I'm happy to report he made it to the bottom safely!


  1. Seems pretty sketchy to me.

  2. Wow, I will never complain about our frequent fire drills and the time they take out of instruction! Safety first!

  3. Does it double as a time out area?