They called it 'fire proof'

Canada, 1963

Film
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It was considered a fireproof hospital, yet fire did break out. The building was modern in construction; reasonable safety precautions were observed; but all this proved insufficient. The film argues the case for safety-consciousness and constant vigilance by the entire staff of any institutional building.

Credits

director

Roger Blais

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:28:10:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29400

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Fire control

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Fire control

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Fire prevention - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Safety education

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Dwellings - Fires and fire prevention

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Fire control

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hospitals - Fires and fire prevention

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Fire control

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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