• Short Summary

    New York Port Authority Police stage a fire rescue drill each month, Gasoline ins poured over a large area with a piece of meal mounted on four posts simulating the height of plane door thru which passengers would have be rescued...

  • Description


    general view large fire set for the demonstration pan over to the trucks arriving



    Foam is immediately started on the fire form two large turret hoses mounted on the front of the truck



    close ups of these turret hoses spraying



    as soon as there is opportunity men with hand lines start walking toward the plane spraying foam as they go in to the door



    various shots of the men spraying with the hams lines



    in a matter of a minute or so the fire is completely knocked down and the entire area covered with foam



    various shots of the men putting the finishing touches to the fire



    close ups of the truck...close up men removing fire protection helmets




    Initials


    Dupont 936 film exposed at a 125 ASA rating

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: New York Port Authority Police stage a fire rescue drill each month, Gasoline ins poured over a large area with a piece of meal mounted on four posts simulating the height of plane door thru which passengers would have be rescued...Time, is of course, the most important factor in rescue operation...so the fire fighters first try to beat a path thru the fire to the plane door by spraying the foam in that direction..Two trucks respond to the alert..one carries one thousand gallons of foam and the other "nurse Truck" keeps feeding the fire fighting one with an additional two thousand five hundred gallons of foam if needed ... The other parts of the plane could still be burning while passengers were taken off with the proper application of the "Mearle Foam" from the truck...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE23OFHGUP75I9BACBSCFVWTV4
    Media URN:
    VLVAE23OFHGUP75I9BACBSCFVWTV4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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