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Fire Brigade Heroes

Celebrate the brave men of the London Fire Brigade during WW1 with this newsreel featuring drills and presentation of medals.

Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins

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Logo for London's Screen Archives


At the London Fire Brigade headquarters, based in Southwark, the film opens with a demonstration of fire fighting using relatively new apparatus, including smoke helmets, to combat a blaze. Firemen then line up to receive their medals of bravery from Sir Cyril Jackson, an educationalist and Chairman of the London County Council in 1915.