We still see images like this...
And if we were faced with the above photo, beyond trying to physically catch the infant, what other options do we have? So I researched Fire Department Safety Nets and tried to find out what I could, but still, why don't we have these? Or do we?
Back in the day, firefighter's trained on how to jump into the Safety Net.
Fire Department Safety Nets
Fire departments used to carry safety nets for catching people jumping from buildings and trained on how to safely jump from into the nets.
Learning to jump into a safety net. Fire Department Training Academy, Rochester, New York, 1912. Rochester Museum and Science Center, Albert R. Stone Negative Collection.
Safety Net Forum Questions Summary:
• When were the use of Safety Nets discontinued and why, or do you still use them?
• How high could you be and still survive, jumping into a safety net?
• How would you handle the top photo that shows a baby being dropped out of a window?