This was a really cool tidbit I learned from my mother, a Registered Nurse
. She used to work in the Maternity ward
of the hospital. A Maternity ward is where newborn babies are kept. One day she participated in a fire drill
So what do you do when you're in a room with over a dozen babies, the fire alarm goes off and you're on the second floor?
Behind the door are two oversized vinyl coats, like an extra-heavy lab coat, with 8 gigantic pockets. The two nurses on duty quickly don the coats, and put a baby into each pocket. The nurses then proceed safely to an exit, with all their patients being carried like a kangaroo, only carrying several more than any marsupial.
I wish I could get a picture of that, it sounds like fun. Much safer than just grabbing a handful under each arm and running down the stairs.