Women's Fire Brigade in training.
Women's wartime fire brigade. Norwich, Norfolk.
World War One; home front war work; women. Yet more of the women's fire brigade; practising rescue work.-- Opens with shot of a woman sitting out on a window ledge above a shop front; a rope is stretched from that window to the ground- -looks like she's about to make an escape. Then she starts to lower herself down the rope. Next; shot of another building; with the whole brigade putting on a demonstration out front. Some of them are spraying the building with hoses; while two women are operating the pump for the hoses; and more women are bringing buckets of water to dump in to this pumping device -- a real assembly - line; teamwork project. The fire-fighters stand in a circle; holding a net outside the house; a woman is standing in a 2nd floor window. But before she jumps; someone else who's very daring does; from a higher window; landing on the net and scrambling off. More practice jumps. Finally; a group shot of all the women; with 2 men who taught them standing in back. They all pull off their helmets and wave them; all smiling and cheering; then put them back on. Emergency; firefighting; courage.
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