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Fire Fighting Collection

"From 18th Century Fire Engines to Modern-Day Heroes: The Unyielding Spirit of Fire Fighting" In the realm of fire fighting

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Kaman HH-43F Huskie 62-4450

Kaman HH-43F Huskie 62-4450 (msn 176), fire-fighting and rescue helicopter. Delivered as a Kaman HH-43B Huskie 62-4450 was converted to an HH-43F by replacing the original piston engine with a

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: 18th century fire engines

18th century fire engines
Various early fire engines and firefighting equipment from the 18th century Date: 18th century

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Fire Engine in Action

Fire Engine in Action
A London fire-engine in action racing to a burning building

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: GWR fire brigade at Paddington Station taking part in a drill, c. 1940

GWR fire brigade at Paddington Station taking part in a drill, c. 1940
This image shows members of the GWR fire brigade at Paddington Station taking part in a drill. Training was an important part of fire fighting and kept employees prepared in case of an emergency

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

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

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Aircraft drops fire retardant

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

Background imageFire Fighting 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 Fighting Collection: Military Firemen - Turkish

Military Firemen - Turkish
Turkish Military Firemen in their uniforms

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Quadricycle Hose-Carrier

Quadricycle Hose-Carrier
Merryweathers Quadricycle first-aid hose-carrier, consisting of two tandem bicycles suitably connected, between which was a carriage for fire-brigade implements Date: 1895

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941

Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941
Great Western Tender, No. W84 is featured in this official image taken in April 1941. Formerly No. 2641, this 4000 gallon engine tender was requisitioned by the Government for use with a fire

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: A petrol trailer fire pump hauled by an ex-GWR Express Cartage van, 1940

A petrol trailer fire pump hauled by an ex-GWR Express Cartage van, 1940
Fire fighting by the GWR was a important job in the Second World War. Incendiary bombs (designed to start fires) were used extensively during the war

Background imageFire Fighting 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 Fighting Collection: New York Fire Boat

New York Fire Boat
3782893 New York Fire Boat; (add.info.: New York Fire Boat.); Lebrecht History

Background imageFire Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting Collection: Gloster Javelin T. 3 XK577

Gloster Javelin T. 3 XK577
Gloster Javelin T.3 XK577, formerly operated by the Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down, at the Ministry of Aviation Fire School, Stansted Airport, in April 1965

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Armstrong-Whitworth Meteor NF. 11 WD687

Armstrong-Whitworth Meteor NF. 11 WD687
Armstrong-Whitworth Meteor NF.11 WD687, at the Ministry of Aviation Fire School, Stansted Airport, on 7 April 1962, before succumbing to the flames, during fire-fighting practice. Date: 1962

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Background imageFire Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting 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 Fighting Collection: The Firefighters in Skirts (Colour Litho)

The Firefighters in Skirts (Colour Litho)
2777728 The Firefighters in Skirts (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: The firemen in skirts)

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Firemans Guide - A Map of New York Showing Fire Districts

Firemans Guide - A Map of New York Showing Fire Districts
1079232 Firemans Guide - A Map of New York Showing Fire Districts, 1834 (black ink with colour wash additions on paper) by American School

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: How American Firefighters Rescue People During a Fire (Colour Litho)

How American Firefighters Rescue People During a Fire (Colour Litho)
2798162 How American Firefighters Rescue People During a Fire (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Experiments with L Extincteur on the Thames Embankment before the Prince of Wales (engraving)

Experiments with L Extincteur on the Thames Embankment before the Prince of Wales (engraving)
1588566 Experiments with L Extincteur on the Thames Embankment before the Prince of Wales (engraving) by Robinson, Charles (1840-81); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Odeon cinema usherettes at Leicester Square, London, have their own fire fighting squad

Odeon cinema usherettes at Leicester Square, London, have their own fire fighting squad and do their fair share of fire watching. Here they are pictured checking a fire hose for ladders

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Firemen fight a fire at Marshall & Snellgroves department store, New Street, Birmingham

Firemen fight a fire at Marshall & Snellgroves department store, New Street, Birmingham, caused by an incendiary bomb dropped during an air raid on the city. 25th October 1940



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"From 18th Century Fire Engines to Modern-Day Heroes: The Unyielding Spirit of Fire Fighting" In the realm of fire fighting, history unfolds through a series of captivating moments. Picture an 18th-century fire engine, its resolute presence amidst chaos and destruction. With every turn of the wheel, it symbolizes bravery in action. Fast forward to c. 1940 at Paddington Station, where the GWR fire brigade engages in a drill that echoes with determination and preparedness. Their synchronized movements exemplify the unwavering commitment to safeguard lives and property. The Kaman HH-43F Huskie 62-4450 takes flight, soaring above blazing infernos as if defying gravity itself. Its heroic pilots navigate treacherous skies, dropping life-saving water or retardant onto raging flames below. Witness the London Fire Brigade's Jumping Sheet Drill – a breathtaking display of agility and teamwork. These fearless firefighters leap into action with precision and grace, conquering obstacles in their path while protecting those they serve. But fires are not confined solely to urban landscapes; nature too can unleash devastating forces like Victorian Bushfires. In these trying times, communities unite against adversity as aircraft swoop down from above, releasing torrents of fire retardant upon scorching earth. Amidst wartime chaos during the Blitz era, brave souls connect hosepipes under relentless bombardment – their resilience shining through even in humanity's darkest hours. Across borders lies Turkey's Military Firemen - warriors who don helmets instead of armor but possess hearts ablaze with courage nonetheless. They battle flames fearlessly alongside their comrades-in-arms while ensuring safety for all. Imagine Quadricycle Hose-Carriers racing through narrow streets; their wheels churning up clouds of dust as they rush towards danger zones – proof that innovation has always been intertwined with firefighting's rich tapestry. Gloster Javelin T. 3 XK577 and Armstrong-Whitworth Meteor NF.