Women fire fighters rescuing people Dartford Fire Brigade.
Women fire fighters of Dartford Fire Brigade, Kent - World War One.
Opens with two women in fire brigade uniforms rolling up a fire hose in a street in Dartford, moving toward camera. Several men and boys stand and watch; in background horses and buggies pass in street and we see shop called 'Chamberlain's Limited'.
Next, rescue work: a woman lies on blanket in a park seemingly unconscious; the woman fire fighter crawls toward her, straightens out the body, lifts it up over her shoulder and carries her off. Then a moment of just the empty park scene with wall and bench; the fire fighter woman carries the 'injured' woman back and sets her on her feet, starts to lay her down again.
Another rescue: a whole group of female fire fighters along with a couple firemen hold a net next to tall building; a body comes flying from high up out of the picture; landing safely in the net. Another 'victim'; a woman who has been standing in a second floor window, doesn't get a chance because the film is cut there.
Home front; war work; emergency. (More on women's fire brigade on ON 032 G or ON 413 H.)
American cataloguer notes "World War One made it necessary to have women workers in many places they'd never been, for example, on the Dartford Fire Brigade".