• Short Summary

    The latest fire engine combines extendable ladder, pumps and breathing equipment and is put to the test on a real fire in Wardour Street, Greater London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Latest fire fighter. Mr Morrison at demonstration of new streamlined engine at Southwark Headquarters.

    Greater London.

    M/S of fire fighters lined up in front of new fire engine, they are wearing breathing apparatus. Mr Herbert Morrison, Chairman of the L.C.C., describes the new vehicle which includes extendable ladder, pump and breathing equipment.

    M/S as the firemen give a demonstration, they jump out of the engine and unfurl the hose, various shots as they pump the water through the hoses to an upstairs window. A fireman climbs the ladder and goes into a smoke filled room, he emerges carrying a man over his shoulder.

    M/S of a real rescue when a fire breaks out at a warehouse in Wardour Street, M/S as a fireman carries a woman down the ladder from an upstairs window. L/S of ambulance waiting and crowds of people stood around. M/S of the fire engine and firemen.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:06:00 / 01:01:48:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The appliance featured here is a Dennis limousine-type, dual purpose pumping fire engine, Reg. No. BLC 554.

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