• Short Summary

    A look at nation-wide campaign to prevent fire and burns in home.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Prevent that Fire" Review of Prevention Campaign.


    Various shots firemen directing hoses at blazing building. C/U Home Secretary Rab Butler seated at his desk. C/U poster "Guard Against Burns", poster moves away to show exterior of Islington Town Hall where a fire in the home exhibition is being held. Panning shot schoolchildren going into the Town Hall.

    Interior: children looking at exhibits. Various shots fire prevention posters designed by children on the wall. Various shots of model of room with lots of fire and accident hazards in: iron on the table, a cigarette left burning on the table, medicine bottles and tablets left on a low chair, torn carpet, washing hanging in front of an open fire an oil heater and wicker chair near the fireplace. C/U sign reading "Danger at Bedtime", pan to a child's charred nightdress. C/U the nightdress. M/S flame resistant nightdresses and clothes on mannequins

    C/U, in the burns unit of the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Professor Wilkinson walking away from a child's bed. C/U a young girl in bed with her head and body bandaged. Professor Wilkinson gives speech about causes of burns to children (natural sound). Various shots nurses changing dressing of badly burnt baby.

    Interior of cotton mills: various shots "Proban" fire resistant material being processed. C/U two identical nightdresses - one is "Proban" treated, the other is untreated. A man sets fire to both nighties: the "Proban" treated one only smoulders, the other burns rapidly.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:49:00 / 01:34:16:00

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