• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    MCU SIGNBOARD OF FIRE SERVICE
    0.03

    2.
    LS WORKERS OPENING CRATES
    0.13

    3.
    MS TILT DOWN WORKERS TAKING OUT CONTENTS
    0.24

    4.
    LS TILT UP FIREMEN PUTTING SUITS ON
    0.40

    5.
    ZOOM IN AND PAN LEFT FIREMEN PUTTING HELMETS ON
    0.49

    6.
    MS DITTO
    0.54

    7.
    LS FIREMEN PUTTING ON HELMETS
    0.57

    8.
    LS FIREMEN DRESSED UP
    1.00

    9.
    LS FIREMEN WALKING IN FIRE
    1.05

    10.
    GV CUTAWAY OF FIRE
    1.07

    11.
    MS PAN FIREMEN WALKING OVER FIRE
    1.12

    13.
    MS PAN FIREMEN PULLING ROPE
    1.21

    14.
    LS FIREMEN TAKING DOWN MAN
    1.29

    15.
    MS RESCUED MAN BEING TAKEN AWAY
    1.34



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    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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