National Fire Service display at Westminster.
Unissued / unused material.
National Fire Service (NFS) display at Westminster, London.
MS fully manned fire engines driving past camera. MS team of firemen running with ladders. MS firemen running with ladders. MS firemen hoisting ladders which they fix on top of one another at each floor of a tall building. Another view of above exercise. MS a fire engine driving into line with others and crew jumping off. MS a fire engine driving along ringing its bell. Firemen jump off before it stops and unload their ladder, which is on a two wheeled carriage Various shots of firemen carrying comrades down ladders. CU winding the ladders back onto the carriage and reloading them onto the fire engine. LS fire engines in a square. CU a burning tank. CU firemen combating the flames. MS man (actor) sees a burning building and rushes to raise the alarm. The firemen are galvanised into action - staged exercise. CU firemen training their hoses on the building. CU firemen ringing the bell. CU firemen fixing an extending ladder into position. CU fireman mounting the extending ladder, he rises into the air. Angle shot of the top of the ladder being swung over. CU firemen operating ladder at the foot. Angle shot the tops of four extending ladders in the air, the firemen on them clasp hands.
Date on dope sheet is 01/04/1948.