CENTRAL FIRE STATION, EDINBURGH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: CENTRAL FIRE STATION, EDINBURGH

Reference number: 3032

Date: 1954*

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.00 mins

Description: Demonstrations of a manual fire engine, turntable and hook ladders and fire "rescues" at the Central Fire Station, Edinburgh.

Shotlist: At home brief shot of ext. of Central Fire Station, Edinburgh (0.13) The first Municipal Fire Engine (1824) was manually operated demonstration of pumps being manually operated (0.43) The pump escape appliance shots of firemen using turntable ladder to reach rooftop of tenement (1.15) The first objective is to save life fireman carrying injured person down ladder and fireman fixing a hook ladder to reach higher rooftop (1.39) hoisting pumps to rooftop (1.52) Hook ladders enable the firemen to scale any height firemen demonstrate the use of same to reach of tower (2.31) Breathing apparatus demonstration of same (2.42) Resuscitation brief shot of same (2.48) The Auxiliary Fire Service demonstrates pumping equipment demonstration of same (3.11) demonstration of turntable ladder and of "body" being hoisted down to safety The End (4.05)