INSPECTION OF PAISLEY FIRE BRIGADE BY PROVOST AND COUNCILLORS

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Ladder raised to second floor, fireman ascends and attaches extension. A casualty is lowered by rope, one by “fireman’s lift’. Casualty receives artificial respiration on the ground. (clip)

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  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Local government

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: INSPECTION OF PAISLEY FIRE BRIGADE BY PROVOST AND COUNCILLORS

Reference number: 1071

Date: 1933

Director: [attributed to Macrae & Drew, Paisley]

Sponsor: Paisley Fire Brigade

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.00 mins

Description: Inspection of Paisley Fire Brigade by the Provost and councillors, and a firefighting demonstration using horse-drawn vehicles. Firemaster Girdwood performs acrobatic stunts on top of an extension ladder.

See also ref. 0561E

Shotlist: Credits (.11) assembled firemen are inspected by Provost in civilian clothes with chain of office (.24) fire fighting vehicles move through crowd-lined Paisley streets. Shots of crowds and civic party (1.24) Extension and hook ladder rescue. Smoke pours out of 4th floor tenement window. FIremen erect ladders and bring down two men (1.53) one of the "victims" is given artificial respiration by firemen (2.35) Firemaster Girdwood stunting at 85ft. Shots of turntable ladder. Firemaster climbs up as ladder is extended. Two more firemen follow and perform acrobatic stunts in unison. gvs Firemaster balancing in various positions at the top of his ladder (4.42) Final of the Pump Drill 'competition for prizes presented by Baillies J.W. Erskine and T. Ballantyne. Fire engine and crew appear, fit up the hoses and aim jet of water at target (5.17) Paisley new fire engine in action. Shots of exterior of fire station. Door is opened and fire engine pulls out. Crew set up their hoses and aim at unidentified target (6.03) The End (6.10)