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BLACK HISTORY MOMENT: REMEMBERING DANIEL MCCREE, INVENTOR OF THE PORTABLE FIRE ESCAPE (5392 hits)


Daniel McCree recognized the safety benefits enjoyed by hotels, apartment buildings and office buildings and decided to extend that safety to homeowners.

Basing his model on fire escapes being used by bigger buildings, McCree created a portable version made of wood that could be attached to the windowsill of a home, enabling people within to escape from second and third story levels during a fire.

McCree patented the portable fire escape on November 11, 1890 and it is the basis for similar models used today.
Posted By: Siebra Muhammad
Tuesday, February 28th 2012 at 4:17PM
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Yep, as we must remember that EVERY month is Black History Month (smile)
Thursday, March 1st 2012 at 11:46AM
Siebra Muhammad
Maybe we can ask for an extention of this years' leap year Feb. days so you can keep (being only one woman Black) posting all of these before now unknwn, unsung BIA history heroes. lol (smile)

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