Terrific 1949 L.A.F.D. Film "Your Fire Department"
"My HOUSE is on fire..." (he had dialed 1-1-6 - remember THAT number???
LAFD's old "Westlake" Dispatch Center, 2200 W 6th Street
Dispatcher receives the caller's information for broadcast...
Here's the location... (probably be a baseball stadium up here in 10 years!)
Looks like 52's to me...
No doubt about THIS one:
The rigs coming out of there on the video will knock your socks off!
Engine 17...They call this one a "manifold," and tell us it's equivalent to a triple...
Tillerman does it the old-fashioned way...
"Year-round fire patrol in brush areas..."
When a fire is just too hot or too high up, we'll do this...
Pouring cans of "foamite" into an in-line foam generator...
"L.A.F.D. Airport Crash Rig" - Doesn't look like an Oshkosh, b'gosh, does it?
Chief, and the three Division Chiefs"
But they don't tell us who the "other" guy is...
1949 Battalion Map -
But the Valley sure doesn't look like it's been split up yet...
"Battalion Chiefs go to all fires in their Battalion"
A lost "art" - thank goodness
A "routine" fire
But who's got our air packs???