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Fire Fighters Collection

Firefighters have always been the unsung heroes of our society, fearlessly battling against the destructive force of fire

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Early fire brigade street alarm

Early fire brigade street alarm
Early fire brigade alarm system. Historical artwork of a fireman testing a 19th-century combined telephonic and telegraphic street fire alarm system

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: American firefighters in London WWII

American firefighters in London WWII
American soldiers on duty with the London Fire Brigade practice British Fire Fighting techniques including climbing up steel turn table ladder

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Bristol

Bristol
Members of the Bristol contingent. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Portsmouth (exact location unknown)

Portsmouth (exact location unknown). The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade

Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade Date: circa 1940s

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Worton, Wiltshire - WWII - Civilian Fire Fighters

Worton, Wiltshire - WWII - Civilian Fire Fighters and their trailer fire engine! Date: circa 1941

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: A CCF crew

A CCF crew
Crewing a British fire appliance somewhere outside Portsmouth. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Canadians in Southampton

Canadians in Southampton
The Southampton contingent of the CCCF who were billeted near the docks at the Apollo Hotel. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Aircraft drops fire retardant

Aircraft drops fire retardant
Israel, Haifa Carmel Mountain Forest, Aircraft dropping fire retardant on a wildfire

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Connecting up a hosepipe during the Blitz

Connecting up a hosepipe during the Blitz
Fireman, A.R.P men and volunteers move to quickly attach a hose to the nearest pavement hydrant close to a fire caused by the German bombing campaign over the Capital throughout 1940

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Military Firemen - Turkish

Military Firemen - Turkish
Turkish Military Firemen in their uniforms

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: American fire brigade vehicle. 1919 (photo)

American fire brigade vehicle. 1919 (photo)
GIA4715205 American fire brigade vehicle. 1919 (photo) by Unknown photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: American fire brigade vehicle. 1919.); © Giancarlo Costa

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Fire Brigades equipped with new fire pumps and vehicle, New York 1913. Photography

Fire Brigades equipped with new fire pumps and vehicle, New York 1913. Photography
GIA4715380 Fire Brigades equipped with new fire pumps and vehicle, New York 1913. Photography. by Unknown photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Women Firefighters during World War 1

Women Firefighters during World War 1
3786761 Women Firefighters during World War 1; (add.info.: Women Firefighters during World War 1. Sleeping in bunks ready for call out. April 1916. The Illustrated News, April 5, 1916)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Women Firefighters during World War 1

Women Firefighters during World War 1
3786764 Women Firefighters during World War 1; (add.info.: Women Firefighters during World War 1. Drill scene at London Work House. April 1916. The Illustrated News, April 5, 1916)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: False Alarm, 1905 (print)

False Alarm, 1905 (print)
3673879 False Alarm, 1905 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print)

The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673886 The Fire Master, c.1770-1959 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print)

Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673860 Still Alarm, c.1770-1959 (print) by Vandersloot Music Publishing Company (1899-1931); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print)

Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673857 Im a Firemans Love, c.1770-1959 (print) by Jerome H. Remick & Co. (early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune)

Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month
8599107 Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month, 1866 (ink and colour on paper) by Kunichika

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Friendship Quick Step, c.1770-1959 (print)

Friendship Quick Step, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673839 Friendship Quick Step, c.1770-1959 (print) by Firth, Pond & Co. (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Firemen tackling fires in Ave Maria Lane, London, started by high explosive

Firemen tackling fires in Ave Maria Lane, London, started by high explosive and incendiary bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe on the night of 29th December 1940

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: A London Transport double decker bus stopped on St Pauls Churchyard l

A London Transport double decker bus stopped on St Pauls Churchyard l. As over nine thousand incendiary and high explosive bombs fall on the City of London, 29th December 1940

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Auxiliary fire service unit in action during the A. R. P. exercises at Derby 15th May 1939

Auxiliary fire service unit in action during the A. R. P. exercises at Derby 15th May 1939
Auxiliary fire service unit in action during the A.R.P. exercises at Derby 15th May 1939

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: More than 30 firemen battled for over an hour to save Redlands the home of Keith Richards

More than 30 firemen battled for over an hour to save Redlands the home of Keith Richards following the outbreak of fire. 31 July 1973

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: FDNY memorial wall, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

FDNY memorial wall, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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Background imageFire Fighters Collection: A London fireman in the 1790's. From The Strand Magazine published 1897

A London fireman in the 1790's. From The Strand Magazine published 1897
878597 A London fireman in the 1790's. From The Strand Magazine published 1897. by English School, (19th century); Private Collection

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: St John Gate Fire Brigade: group photo, 1902 (b/w photo)

St John Gate Fire Brigade: group photo, 1902 (b/w photo)
1787293 St John Gate Fire Brigade: group photo, 1902 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); London Metropolitan Archives

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Vaquero (cowboy) of Spanish California branding a steer, c. 1850 (engraving)

Vaquero (cowboy) of Spanish California branding a steer, c. 1850 (engraving)
7392822 Vaquero (cowboy) of Spanish California branding a steer, c.1850 (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Peter Newark Pictures

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: Fire Trucks at U. S. Capitol Building during Fire at Night, Washington DC, USA

Fire Trucks at U. S. Capitol Building during Fire at Night, Washington DC, USA, January 1930 (b/w photo)
5974374 Fire Trucks at U.S. Capitol Building during Fire at Night, Washington DC, USA, January 1930 (b/w photo) by Harris & Ewing (1905-45); Private Collection

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: To tame a small fire in the home of a millionaire lady, widow of a musician... (colour litho)

To tame a small fire in the home of a millionaire lady, widow of a musician... (colour litho)
2777976 To tame a small fire in the home of a millionaire lady, widow of a musician... (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: On September 1, a world firefighting competition will be inaugurated at the Turin Stadium

On September 1, a world firefighting competition will be inaugurated at the Turin Stadium... (colour litho)
2777878 On September 1, a world firefighting competition will be inaugurated at the Turin Stadium... (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: On September 1)

Background imageFire Fighters Collection: French fire fighters, military and civilians are trying to prevent fires from spreading

French fire fighters, military and civilians are trying to prevent fires from spreading
2606742 French fire fighters, military and civilians are trying to prevent fires from spreading after the bombings of September 2 and 3, which affected several buildings in Dunkirk



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Firefighters have always been the unsung heroes of our society, fearlessly battling against the destructive force of fire. From the early days of fire brigades to modern-day firefighting techniques, their bravery and dedication remain unmatched. In the bustling streets of yesteryears, an early fire brigade street alarm would sound, alerting these valiant individuals to rush towards danger without hesitation. Even during World War II, American firefighters found themselves in London, standing shoulder to shoulder with their British counterparts as they fought fires caused by devastating bombings. The city of Bristol also witnessed the unwavering commitment of firefighters who risked their lives to protect its residents from raging infernos. Similarly, in Portsmouth (exact location unknown), brave souls selflessly battled flames that threatened homes and lives. Training was paramount for these courageous men and women. The jumping sheet drill conducted by the London Fire Brigade prepared them for daring rescues from towering heights. In Worton, Wiltshire during WWII, civilian firefighters stepped up to join forces with professionals in a united front against destruction. Not limited to just one nation's efforts alone, even Canadian firefighters made their mark in Southampton when duty called. An awe-inspiring sight unfolded as aircraft dropped fire retardant substances onto blazing landscapes below - a testament to human ingenuity combating nature's fury. Amidst chaos and devastation during the Blitz era, connecting up a hosepipe became second nature for these fearless warriors as they tirelessly worked together to extinguish flames threatening livelihoods and historical landmarks alike. Fire knows no boundaries or borders; it affects all nations equally. Turkish military firemen exemplified this truth as they stood firm against formidable blazes that engulfed their homeland. The Plymouth too bore witness to heroic acts performed by those who pledged their lives to protect others' safety. Firefighters are not mere mortals; they are extraordinary beings whose courage shines through adversity like a beacon amidst darkness.