• Short Summary

    THE TOKYO FIRE BRIGADE PUT ON A SPECTACULAR DEMONSTRATION YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TURNED?

  • Description

    THE TOKYO FIRE BRIGADE PUT ON A SPECTACULAR DEMONSTRATION YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TURNED OUT IN A SNOWSTORM TO SEE NOT ONLY THE LATEST FIRE-FIGHTING TECHNIQUES, BUT HOW JAPANESE FIREMEN EARNED THEIR LIVING IN DAYS GONE BY.

    TAKING PART IN THE PARADE -- AN ANNUAL EVENT -- WERE 3,600 FIREMEN AND 144 FIRE TRUCKS. IT WENT ON FOR THREE HOURS. HIGHLIGHT WAS A DISPLAY OF RESCUING TRAPPED PEOPLE, IN WHICH FIREMEN REVEALED SKILLS OF WALKING THE HIGH WIRE. OF COURSE, THERE WERE PRECAUTIONS IN CASE SOMETHING WENT WRONG.

    FIRE LADDERS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO MAKE QUICK AND GENTLE WORK OF RESCUING TRAPPED VICTIMS. THEY ARE LINED WITH RAILS TO ALLOW A TROLLY TO CARRY THE VICTIM DOWN.

    A CHANGE FROM THE DAYS OF OLD WHEN FIRE-FIGHTING TECHNIQUES WERE FAR FROM MODERN. IN THOSE TIMES, THERE WERE NO WAILING SIRENS -- JUST THE CLATTER OF RUNNING FEET. LADDERS HAD TO BE CARRIED BY HAND.

    (ALL TOLD, TOKYO HAS 10,000 FIREMEN AND 62 MAJOR FIRE STATIONS. LAST YEAR, THEY HAD TO HANDLE NEARLY 8,000 FIRES).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1QQ4MO5ZH1CBM0BB5MZR7CCN3
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QQ4MO5ZH1CBM0BB5MZR7CCN3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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