12/26/11 119 W - + 2 - 2 Vintage Training Film, San Diego Fire Department

From a reader, here's a silent training film from the San Diego Fire Department posted earlier this year to YouTube. Looks like the roaring twenties, maybe early in the decade? Eleven minutes in length and with some splendid footage. Pompier ladders get demonstrated, as does a spring-loaded aerial ladder. They show some drafting, a fireboat in action, and the fire alarm system. Then there's a lengthly commercial structure fire sequence, complete with two firefighters pushing an automobile away from a hydrant! Love the police assistance as well, with a motorcycle officer ticketing for failure to yield. Maybe a better version-- with fewer jumping frames-- will surface some time. Thanks Matt!

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