Ready for action

Australia, 1956

Film
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Film trailer on bushfire prevention. Summer always brings the curse of fire. Photographed at a fire-control field day held at Wyong, N.S.W., this short film illustrates how firemen prepare for the threat of fire. They overhaul their organisation, communications equipment and gear; safeguard buildings before the fire season commences; practise in using fire-fighting equipment; construct fire-breaks and practice mopping up after a fire.

Credits

director

Jack Rogers

producer

Eric Thompson

production company

Forestry and Timber Bureau (Australia)

Australian news and Information Bureau

Language

English

Duration

00:04:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27774

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Fire prevention - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forest fires - Prevention and control

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Fire prevention - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fire prevention - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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