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Fire Fighting Collection

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: Jumping Sheet Drill - London Fire Brigade

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

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: 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

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Shand Mason Fire Engine

Shand Mason Fire Engine (msn 1842), built 1904, , at the 1959 Andover Steam Rally. (Shand Mason was a British company which designed and manufactured steam powered fire engines)

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: A USAF Kaman HH-43F Huskie

A USAF Kaman HH-43F Huskie
USAF Kaman HH-43F 62-4538 (msn 164). the HH-43F was used for fire-fighting duties as well as combat rescue. Date: circa 1970

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Fire Brigade - Abadan Oilfield, Iran

Fire Brigade - Abadan Oilfield, Iran
A group of Iranian firefighters practising the swift deployment of the hose from their engine at the Abadan oilfield, Iran

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Fire Brigade telephone

Fire Brigade telephone
An emergency telephone for contacting the fire brigade, housed in a glass case. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Training

Training
Ladder drill and fire-fighting training on a mocked up building. The Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters (also known as the Volunteer Corps of Canadian Fire-fighters and simply as CCCF)

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Fire on a moored vessel

Fire on a moored vessel
A firefighting appliance pumps water to fight a fire on a docked ship

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: New York - Firefighting - Water Tower at Work

New York - Firefighting - Water Tower at Work Date: circa 1899

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Irregular Firemen - Constantinople, Turkey

Irregular Firemen - Constantinople, Turkey
A Gang of irregular Firemen and their manual hand pump, by the walls of Constantinople, Turkey

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Turkish Firewarden

Turkish Firewarden
Turkish firewarden, holding a ceremonial rod in his right hand and a roll of hose in his left. Most of the houses in Constantinople were made of wood and cooking done on charcoal

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: A Chief of the irregular firemen, Istanbul

A Chief of the irregular firemen, Istanbul
A Chief of the irregular Firemen in Constantinople, Turkey with his fine upturned moustache and remarkable sheepskin coat

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Irregular Galata Fireman and their Chief

Irregular Galata Fireman and their Chief
Irregular Galata Fireman and their Boss, Kemer Alty at Constantinople. Date: 1910s

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Regular Fireman - Constantinople, Turkey

Regular Fireman - Constantinople, Turkey
Regular fireman in constantinople drill at their compound, practising scaling the side of a dummy building with long ladders and hosing down a fire

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Turkish Firemen - Constantinople, Turkey

Turkish Firemen - Constantinople, Turkey
Buyukdere fire brigade team in their striped uniforms and bobble hats! They surround their highly decorated maual firefighting pump

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Irregular Fireman - Constantinople, Turkey

Irregular Fireman - Constantinople, Turkey
A gang of irregular firemen and their manual pump

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Fire at St. Katherines Docks during the Blitz

Fire at St. Katherines Docks during the Blitz
Miles of hose pipes were used to fight the big fire at St. Katherines Docks which blazed for over 12 hours on 9th August 1940. The London Food Depot was heavily damaged

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Fire Station at Rochester Row, Westminster, London

Fire Station at Rochester Row, Westminster, London

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Constantinople - Irregular Firemen

Constantinople - Irregular Firemen
Irregular Firemen in Constantinople, Turkey. Outside their Fire Station

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Thames Firefighting Boat

Thames Firefighting Boat
Floating fire-engine steamboats on the river Thames, London

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: New York Fire 1835

New York Fire 1835
New York firefighters attempt to tackle the blaze on Wall Street as many buildings burn (including the Fulton Fire Insurance Co.); the fire lasted from 16 to 17 December

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Small Manual Engine / 1870

Small Manual Engine / 1870
A small manual fire engine constructed by the well-known firm of fire engineers, Messrs. Merryweather & Sons of Greenwich. Date: 1870

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: NATIONAL FIRE ESCAPE

NATIONAL FIRE ESCAPE
National fire-escape in use. The second or smaller portion of the ladder was fixed at a point on the main ladder and lifetd outwards when required

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Merryweather Fire Engine

Merryweather Fire Engine
One of two motor fire engines completed by Merryweathers in 1927. This vehicle is a six- wheeled version, with a Hatfield pump capable of delivering 400 gal a minute

Background imageFire Fighting Collection: Atomic Firefighting

Atomic Firefighting
Using Atomic Power to Fight Fires


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