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Hey, this is Jeff from Georgia Fire Rescue. Let's talk about carabiners for a moment, specifically their use in emergency escape scenarios during structural fires or in bailout situations. I want to share a personal experience that could be useful to you. Years ago, I had a fall while using a screw gate type of carabiner. The carabiner was always attached to my harness, but the descent device and rope were kept in a pack. On the day of the accident, I was practicing under obscured vision. Here's what happened: as I tried to lock the carabiner with impaired vision, I accidentally stomped on it with my gloves on. As a result, the gate did not lock properly. When I rolled out of the window, the load on the carabiner caused it to separate, leading to a freefall. Due to my impaired vision, I couldn't determine the orientation of the gate in the carabiner. This incident made me realize the importance of using a screw gate carabiner and considering the consequences of impaired vision. For personal escape, I would recommend a carabiner like the SMC Kinetic series, which features an auto-locking gate. With this type of carabiner, when I let go of the gate, it automatically locks in place. Connecting this carabiner to my harness and descent device would ensure that it stays secure. While the traditional screw gate carabiners have been used in the fire service for many decades, the SMC Kinetic series offers a better option for personal escape and bailout situations. This carabiner is made of aluminum and is NFPA compliant. You can purchase it at Georgia Fire Rescue Supply, either in-store or online at our website: georgiafirerescue.net or join-tofirerescue.com. If you have any questions, you can call us at the number displayed on the screen. Thank...