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  • Short Summary

    Very good coverage of trainee firemen learning their skills at a London Training School.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.


    Various shots, firemen recruits from the London Fire Brigade doing physical training in the yard of Southwark Training School. They perform exercises lifting ladders and weights etc. CU Instructor in track suit blows his whistle and shouts instructions. Various shots, uniformed recruits being given lecture and looking over veteran fire-engines.

    LS Modern fire appliance pulls out into the yard. Various shots, recruits winching a man down from a wooden tower, training with long ladders, rescuing man from high roof. Various shots, recruits learning how to put out a small oil fire with pump sprays and how to tie knots in rescue ropes. Various shots, recruits receiving further instructions on how to handle and work a fire engine's equipment and the long ladders on the wooden tower. LS Crane lifting a man in harness down from the wooden tower. Various shots, fire tender with an L plate, backing into restricted space. CU sign: Driver Under Instruction. CU Driver in cab. MS and CU Recruit hosing down the fire engine.

    Various shots, recruits in classroom learn how to fit gas masks and breathing apparatus. Various shots, recruits give their ID numbers to instructors, then they crawl into the smoke chamber. Various shots, recruits in smoke inside the chamber during tests. Various shots, recruits learn how to give Kiss of Life and artificial respiration. Various shots, trainee firemen in a classroom learning the theory of combustion.

    Various shots, recruits in the yard on exercise, race to erect ladders up the wooden tower, lay out the hoses and hose water on yard.

    Note: Date on original record: 24/03/1965.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:25:00 / 01:29:20:00
    UN 4011 B

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