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    Women fire-fighters do their stuff - feeble jokes about their abilities in intertitles.

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    Women in firemen's helmets and boots push fire fighting equipment towards the camera. We then see them pushing the equipment away from the camera. "Come to think of it, ladies should be experts in hose - (and ladders)" jokes an intertitle. Women run towards the camera pulling hoses. We then see three of the women directing fire hoses at a building. Various shots of the women using the hoses.

    We then see some "Chuting practice - " Interior of a building - woman pushes rolled up chute out of the window. Low angle of window from outside as the chute unrolls. Interior - a woman is helped out of the window and onto the chute. Camera follows the body as it moves down inside the chute. The woman is helped out at the bottom. A rope is thrown from the window. Another woman climbs out and slides down the rope. "And this needs a nervy jumper - " reads an intertitle before a high angle shot of a stretched out piece of canvas held by firewomen at the bottom of the building. Woman jumps from the building and lands on the canvas. No C/Us of the firewomen's faces unfortunately.

    Paper records state that this is filmed in Reading, Berkshire.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 488.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:39:58:00 / 01:42:41:00
    EP 197

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