• Short Summary

    THE CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF GHANA'S NATIONAL FIRE SERVICES, MR. F.A. QUAICOE, ANNOUNCED IN ACCRA?

  • Description

    THE CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF GHANA'S NATIONAL FIRE SERVICES, MR. F.A. QUAICOE, ANNOUNCED IN ACCRA LAST FRIDAY (11 JULY) THAT THE NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE HAD TAKEN DELIVERY OF A CONSIGNMENT OF A NEW TYPE OF FIRE-RESISTANT SUIT, MADE OF ALUMINISED ASBESTOS.

    AT A DEMONSTRATION LAST WEEK (11 JULY) FIREMEN TESTED THE OUTFITS. THE 40 COST THE SERVICE 7,000 NEW CEDIS (ABOUT GBP3,500 STERLING).

    A FIREMAN DRESSED IN ONE OF THESE SUITS IS ABLE TO WALK THROUGH FLAMES FOR ABOUT 90 SECONDS AT A TIME. HE CAN STAND VERY CLOSE TO HEAT FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES WITHOUT FEELING IT.

    IN ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION, FIREMEN SHOWED HOW TO GET TO THE TOP OF A BURNING BUILDING AND RESCUE CASUALTIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEX01MSKG06DSQJJNUVSRH1UN0
    Media URN:
    VLVAEX01MSKG06DSQJJNUVSRH1UN0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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