History of Fire

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  • 1969
  • 6 Seasons

Safeguard Your Family! Today nearly every home is equipped with a working fire detector - it's the law in most communities. Yet 50 years ago, fire detectors were a new item on the market and people had to be sold on the idea of using them to protect their families and save lives. These clips have been fully restored, saved in digital format and persevered for the benefit of history.

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Stillman Fires Collection: Typical Fire
12. Stillman Fires Collection: Typical Fire
 
A demonstration of the Conran Monorail Nozzle system, a type of gadget which would help firefighters fight fires. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:12:21. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White.
Stillman Fires Collection: Lumberyard Fire
11. Stillman Fires Collection: Lumberyard Fire
 
Some of the best vintage footage of fires from around the world. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:08:15. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
Stillman Fires Collection: London Fire Services
10. Stillman Fires Collection: London Fire Services
 
Footage of a catastropic fire with fire fighters trying to get it under control and go behind the scenes in the control room, with fire personnel. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:11:37. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
Stillman Fires Collection: Fires Miscellaneous 2
9. Stillman Fires Collection: Fires Miscellaneous 2
 
This 40s firefighting film features footage of an assortment of fires, mostly in tenements. Some footage shown was at the Pleasant Waste Materials Company, a tenament house, taxicab, an empty lot and awnings. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:13:39. Audio: Silent. Color: COLOR
Stillman Fires Collection: Large Fires Other Cities
8. Stillman Fires Collection: Large Fires Other Cities
 
A fire breaks out at the California exhibit at the San Francisco fair, a fire at a Quebec Asylum, and an oil refinery fire. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:17:47. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
Stillman Fires Collection: First Alarms
7. Stillman Fires Collection: First Alarms
 
Great footage from the 40s of fires in and around New York City and various fires and drills. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:06:07. Audio: Silent. Color: COLOR
Stillman Fires Collection: Five Fires
6. Stillman Fires Collection: Five Fires
 
Some of the most graphic and deadly fires in the Stillman Collection. Included large Japanese barracks fire with people running for their lives, and an extremely deadly hotel fire that took dozens of lives. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:11:18. Audio: Silent. Color: BLACK & WHITE
Stillman Fires Collection: Foreign Fire Departments
5. Stillman Fires Collection: Foreign Fire Departments
 
This 30s firefighting film has lots of footage about the Boston fire department and footage of various fires around the world as well as what's in a fire chief's car. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:12:59. Audio: Silent. Color: BLACK & WHITE
Stillman Fires Collection: Fires Miscellaneous
4. Stillman Fires Collection: Fires Miscellaneous
 
A film from the 40s showing firemen setting up to fight a fire, then footage of several different fires around the New York City area, including spectacular footage of flames leaping out of a window and more. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:11:51. Audio: Silent. Color
Stillman Fires Collection: Ship Fires
3. Stillman Fires Collection: Ship Fires
 
An incredible look at different ships burning out of control and the fires being put out by firefighters. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:06:00. Audio: Silent. Color: BLACK & WHITE
Stillman Fires Collection: Torpedoed
2. Stillman Fires Collection: Torpedoed
 
A film detailing the story of a tanker ship that had been torpedoed and was in flames off the jersey coast. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:09:29. Audio: Silent. Color: BLACK &WHITE
Stillman Fires Collection: Fires Other Cities
1. Stillman Fires Collection: Fires Other Cities
 
This film from the 40s features footage from big, spectacular fires all over the world. Including one in China and spectacular footage of an explosion of a munitions plant in Bombay. Producer: N/A. Sponsor: Stillman. Year: N/A. Length: 00:09:29. Audio: Silent. Color: BLACK &WHITE
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Safeguard Your Family! Today nearly every home is equipped with a working fire detector - it's the law in most communities. Yet 50 years ago, fire detectors were a new item on the market and people had to be sold on the idea of using them to protect their families and save lives. These clips have been fully restored, saved in digital format and persevered for the benefit of history.