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Images Dated 2011 December

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Choose from 71 pictures in our Images Dated 2011 December collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders Featured December Print

LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders

The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment, a larger crew, breathing apparatus and chemical protection suits. The light unit, whilst having lifting and spreading equipment, did not have the same scoop of equipment and carried a smaller crew. The picture shows the open compartments of a light rescue unit

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

LCC-LFB Change from brass to cork fire helmets Featured December Print

LCC-LFB Change from brass to cork fire helmets

A significant landmark when on 14 July 1934 the LFB started to replace its traditional brass helmet with a new compressed cork design. It would be four years before the changeover was completed. The death of a firefighter, when his brass helmet touched a live cable during firefighting operations, brought about the policy change. Here the brass helmet, introduced by Captain Eyre Massey Shaw (Metropolitan Fire Brigade), a symbol of London's firemen for over seventy years, meets a modern, safer replacement

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

LCC-LFB horse drawn escape cart and ladder Featured December Print

LCC-LFB horse drawn escape cart and ladder

A horse-drawn 50 foot wheeled escape ladder and five man crew in Southwark Headquarters drill yard. These escape ladders could be very quickly slipped by the crew and extended up to a window. Their sole purpose was rescue, and these units, one of which was based at each fire station, carried no firefighing equipment. There were no warning devices to help them through London's traffic ? the crew would should ?Hi! Hi! Hi!? to clear the way. The firefighter on the left has his right hand on the brake lever and would operate this during the exciting dash to the fire

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library