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Fire Brigade Information

aggie2347

master brummie
Dramatic picture of a Fireman overcome by heat and smoke being rescued by his colleagues from the head of a Turn Table Ladder. The Fireman in question made a full recovery sadly another Fireman did not survive. This shows how dangerous the job is at times.Screenshot_20191116-232207_Facebook.jpg
 

aggie2347

master brummie
Fire Newtown Shopping Centre note the Sub.O attaching himself to a smoke line before entering the smoke logged building. This enables the BA team to find their way out and a stand by team to locate them should anything go wrong.Screenshot_20191116-182712_Photos.jpg
 

aggie2347

master brummie
The Fire Service strike started on the 14th November 1977 and ran for 9 weeks with the armed forces taking on Fire Fighting Duties. The picture shows the Irish Guards going on duty with the Green Goddess Fire Appliances.
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Radiorails

master brummie
Green Goddesses were only stationed at whole time manned stations in Devon. As Devon has mostly retained (part-time) stations they had little to do and even where dispatched. Messages to say all was under control went back very quickly before the squaddies could arrive. ;)
As with most industrial disputes there was much recrimination and it took a while to heal.
 
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