• Short Summary

    New crash rescue equipment, the air-operated Cengar Saw, is demonstrated in Reigate.

  • Description

    No title - Air-operated cutting saw reduces risk of fire - new crash rescue equipment. Reigate, Surrey.

    M/S firemen about to take part in demonstration and rescue a driver trapped in a car. C/U firemen preparing the Cengar Saw. A fireman picks up the saw and fixes in a blade. C/U of him. C/U fireman holding the saw as he attaches air hose to it, pan down to the cylinders which drive it. C/U fireman as he starts to cut through the two doors which are jammed. C/U Cengar Saw cutting through the door posts. C/U fireman. M/S as he finishes cutting through the door. M/S as they pull the doors outwards away from the car and down to provide access to the passenger.

    Camera pans in to show man trapped at steering wheel. The fireman then applies the saw to the steering column. Top shot of the saw cutting through the steering column. C/U saw working on column. M/S as the wheel comes free. M/S as firemen take out the steering wheel. C/U of the Rippagun cutting through the roof. C/U air cylinders which also drive the gun, M/S man cutting through roof. M/S as roof is taken off.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:03:00 / 02:00:25:00

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