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Going to the Fire (1896)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | 1896 (USA)
A crowd watches the Newark Fire Department respond to a call.






The Newark Fire Department is in the process of responding to a call. A crowd has gathered in and along a street to watch the fire-fighting vehicles go by. First two small carriages go past, carrying men to the scene, and then there is a succession of several larger vehicles loaded with men and equipment. Written by Snow Leopard

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Watch Them Horses Go
17 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Going to the Fire (1896)

This Edison short basically has a camera set up on the street as several horse drawn carriage's go rushes by. If you watch enough movies from the 1890's you'll notice that a great number of them deal with firefighters. Usually we see them either arriving at a real fire or in cases like this we see them rushing to a fire or some sort of call. This film certainly isn't anything special or ground-breaking but it at least gives you a chance to see how firefighters traveled back in the day. I'm sure many will get a kick out of seeing this old footage and it's certainly a great way to see how things were done at one time.

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