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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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As part of wartime civil defense drill, fire department pumping unit and regular crew simulate using hoses to suck water from a bomb crater. Phographer in foreground sets up to film exercise. Drills set up on high school football field, with mock buildings and simulated injuries. Note on photo reads: " In the TEST of Sunday, May 2, 1943, A powerful Fire Department unit can be seen here, with members of a 'Regular' crew connecting a double-length 4-inch suction to assimilate draughting water from a bomb crater. Two-and-one-half (2 1/2) in. hose lines are laid at the scene of the incident and are made ready to direct streams from this 'bomb-made' source of supply. An Auxiliary tow truck with weight lifting crane, sturrup type hand water pumps, and a sign indicating High power electric lines down, are noticeable in this realistic action.
Long Beach Fireman's Historical Museum Photographs Collection
CSUDH Archives
Civil Defense; Schools; Public Safety; Training

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