• Short Summary

    If an aircraft crashes, there is often a fire, or threat of fire, that endangers the lives of pilot, crew, and passengers.

  • Description

    (a).
    Students in Workshop
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    (b).
    Firemen scramble during mock emergency
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    (c).
    Instructor starts blaze around aircraft mockup
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    (d).
    Students arrive at scene and begin to fight fire
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    (e).
    Student firemen extinguish fire during training
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    This story was filmed during March, 1972, at Chanute AFB Illinois
    Please credit Department of Defense in title or commentary.
    This motion film released to CBS-TV is for duplication and distribution to interested TV and newsfilm pool members. The original footage, ??? in any manner, is to be returned within 72 hours to the Department of Defence Audio Visual News ???

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: If an aircraft crashes, there is often a fire, or threat of fire, that endangers the lives of pilot, crew, and passengers.

    At the Air Force Fire Protection School, Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois, students spend hours in classroom and workshop situations designed to acquaint them with the special problems of fighting such fires, and the techniques and hardware available to help them reach and save the aircraft's occupants. In addition to classroom instruction, trainees get "hands-on" experience as they scramble to fire trucks in response to simulated emergencies.

    Fuel is ignited around a mockup of a crashed plane and the student firemen put into practice the procedures they have learned. Teamwork is stressed. All communication is done by hand signals. For example, if a fireman going into the blaze gets too hot, he points to himself and is immediately sprayed with special protein foam by the horsemen behind him. Their insulated suits are designed to reflect 90 percent of a fire's heat up to 2,000 degrees.

    The basic course lasts eight weeks, with tow hundred and forty men in each class. Air Force officials expect to graduate 1,800 men from the fire protection courses this year. The trained specialists will be assigned to bases throughout the world.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA161XFDSR49VAUEVJSRUBG2NYN
    Media URN:
    VLVA161XFDSR49VAUEVJSRUBG2NYN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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