03/31/08 65 W - + 20 - 17 A Day in the Life of a Fireman, 1903

From a reader, here's a great silent movie showing turn-of-the-century firefighters in action. The six-minute film was directed by Edwin S. Porter and George S. Fleming, and features a number of horse-drawn rigs. Chief's buggy, hose wagon, steamer, and ladder, they're all there. More information about the film and the filmmakers.

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Doesn’t look like there was much of a staffing problem back then.
DJ (Email) - 03/31/08 - 19:36

I partially agree with DJ. But i feel the problem perused not because of staffing but the disorder with accumulated those days between the firemens.

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