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New York Firemen Have Strenuous Training

���It looks easy, but would you care to try it? The only safe way to strike a life net is with feet and hands extended. This method has to be mastered by the probationary firemen

��Above: Climbing by means of a scaling ladder, and sliding down a rope, using a safety brake appli- ance. At left: The correct position to assume when jumping into a life net

��Holding the net in the right way. Note the posi- tion of the hands. They are held neck high and the palms are turned toward the men to be in the best position to resist the pull


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