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Draeger Parat Escape Hood Real World Use

Imagine a fire alarm going off in a 31 story high rise condominium building. That's what happened in Chicago to Dennis Muschol.

On Saturday, January 19, 2002 at approximately 9:00am Dennis Mushol awoke to fire alarms going off in his 31 story, 450 Unit Condominium building in Chicago, IL. This wasn’t Dennis’ 1st time to awake to fire alarms. In March of 2000 he survived a fire in an apartment two doors down in the same building. Dennis Mushol is a 15 year veteran police officer with the Chicago Police Department and as you can imagine, he may find extraordinary circumstances like this a bit routine. But after experiencing the thick smoke in the fire of 2000, he decided to prepare himself by purchasing a rechargeable fireman’s flashlight and a Parat C smoke escape hood. In addition to this he thought up an escape plan and began to put suitable escape clothes out nightly beside his bed.