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Civil defense test, Woodrow Wilson High School, 4400 E. 10th Street
Date Created and/or Issued
May 2, 1943
Contributing Institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
Long Beach Fireman's Historical Museum Photographs Collection
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In a mock town built on high school football field, "casualties" lie on ground following simulated enemy bombing. Emergency truck parks in middle of field as two victims lie on ground near sign marked "casualty." Note taped to photo says: "during this Civilian Defense Test may 2, 1943, the actions was made as realistic as possible. It may be observed here that, during an actual bombing incident, following which there are known casualties, An Air Raid Warden, in submitting a report to the Control Center, estimates the probable number of casualties and/or trapped persons, and briefly defines the approximate location in a structure, crater, etc of these victims, as a part of the required data of his complete report.
Long Beach Fireman's Historical Museum Photographs Collection
CSUDH Archives
Civil Defense; Schools; Public Safety; Training

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