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City firemen use fires for practice
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated February 7, 1964 partially reads, "In the continuing training program of the Los Angeles Fire Department, a spectacular exercise was engaged in today at Van Nuys Airport by the fire department and California Air National Guard. Scarlet flames from 500 gallons of high octane fuel sent black smoke soaring into the air over the airport before civilian and military firemen closed in to smother the blaze, deliberately set in sections of a dismantled airplane. This simulated aircraft fire fighting technique phase was under the direction of Battalion Chief Rudy Landgraf of Engine Co. 90." Photograph caption reads, "Firemen train constantly to prepare themselves for all needs - Fire crews work with water fog to extinguish oil fire in burning tank truck during training exercise."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Van Nuys Airport
California.--Air National Guard
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department
Airplanes--Fires and fire prevention--California--Los Angeles
Prescribed burning--California--Los Angeles
Fire management--California--Los Angeles
Fire departments--California--Los Angeles
Fire extinction--California--Los Angeles
Fire engines--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Fire testing--California--Los Angeles
Training--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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