• Short Summary

    Good shots of London firemen demonstrating their skills with ladders and hoses.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "'London's smartest' ... (and that's saying something!) Manchester Square Station win Motor Escape Championship for fourth time - doing all you see - in 1 min 24 1/5th secs."

    London.

    Men of the London Fire Brigade (LFB) compete to see who can best use their firefighting equipment. A fire engine drives in to a yard. The mobile ladder is released from the back and the firemen run to set up their hoses and pumps.

    Firemen run up the ladder to affect a mock rescue from the fire tower.

    A fireman uses water from his hose to knock over a target. He then rushes up the ladder.

    Two firemen climb down the ladder carrying dummies as pretend fire victims. The final fireman lowers his dummy down on a rope.

    The winning team - from Manchester Square Fire Station - are presented with a trophy. The firefighters give three cheers for the Chairman of London County Council.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    769.02
    Media URN:
    8195
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:43:00 / 01:04:01:00
    Canister:
    31/31

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