• Short Summary

    The clang of the fire engine bell which has been a familiar sound in England for more than 50 years may soon disappear with the introduction of a new type of warning siren on Britain's fire engines.

  • Description

    The clang of the fire engine bell which has been a familiar sound in England for more than 50 years may soon disappear with the introduction of a new type of warning siren on Britain's fire engines. The new siren gives a two-tone sound, a high and a low note following each other in quick succession.

    With the ever increasing traffic and noise on the roads the old-type bells are no longer sufficient to warn the public of the approach of a fast fire engine on an emergency mission.

    The new siren - the same as used by the French fire brigades. - will increase both safety and speed on these missions.

    Visnews interviewed Feb 12 Lieutenant Commander Fordham, Chief Officer of Kent Fire Brigade in Maidstone.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE75JYLVLRS1B3TZSH7D70HPYA
    Media URN:
    VLVAE75JYLVLRS1B3TZSH7D70HPYA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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