Company Response (film #1386 on Prelinger Archive). [Category: Industrial]

This 30s training film for firefighters goes over the basic things the head of a company needs to go over before going to a fire, in order to ensure that things go smoothly and efficiently. It gives a fascinating look at the firefighting practices of its time. And there is something appealingly dorky about the narrator that I can’t quite put my finger on, giving the film some camp value. If you’re a fan of firefighters or firefighting equipment, this is your film. Even if you’re not, the narrator makes it fun.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.

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