Daniel McCree

Chicago inventor Daniel McCree invented a portable fire escape that was designed for the interior of buildings.

McCree’s fire escape could roll and had a carriage that could be raised and lowered.

It was intended to be part of a building’s own fire prevention equipment and stored on location.

D. McCree  improved on the fire-escape used in bigger buildings and created a portable wooden fire escape  that could be attached to a home

McCree patented his portable fire escape on November 11, 1890 and it is the basis for models used today.

(U. S. Patent # 440,322 )

Portable Fire Escape by Daniel McCree