It’s a classic scenario: Fire services headquarters receives an alarm. A house fire. The firefighters set off. When they arrive at the scene smoke is already billowing out of the windows. Emergency services have been informed that there are still people in the burning building. It is unclear how many. Their ages are also unknown. In such cases adults and small children can be safely evacuated using smoke hoods.
But what happens if babies have to be rescued from the burning building? Breathing apparatus and smoke hoods are no use for babies. Rescuing them inside a fire fighting jacket is extremely dangerous. In such circumstances firefighters have been forced to improvise. Until now.