Montana Hospital Tests Evacuation Device


 
 

MICHAEL MOORE | | Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Just for the sake of discussion, let's say one of Missoula's two hospitals suffers a major fire.

This fire moves quickly, and it's paramount to get people out of the building.

The elevators are out of the question, and many of the patients can't walk out on their own. How do you get them down from the upper floors?

The answer? The ParaSlyde.

"What we're doing today is planning for an emergency we hope to never have," said Leanne Vreeland, who works in safety and emergency management at St. Patrick Hospital. "But it's better to have the equipment and know how to use it than be caught by a problem you're not ready for."

St. Pat's hosted a training session Monday, drawing folks from Community Medical Center, which also uses the ParaSlyde, as well as firefighters, ambulance personnel and law enforcement.

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