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Training London's Fire Brigade - Display at Headquarters 

Marvel at the London Fire Brigade's head for heights as they put on a public display at their headquarters in Southwark.

Amateur film 1928 4 mins

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Logo for London's Screen Archives


This public display put on by the London Fire Brigade features some vertigo-inducing stunts. Abseiling, catching survivors from second floor windows and using hook ladders to scale the headquarters are just a few of the skills on display. To illustrate technological advances of fire engines, there's also a demonstration of an antique fire-engine hand pump that requires a 14-man crew to operate.