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"Guardians of Safety: From Historic Rescues to Everyday Heroes" In the face of danger, a heroic fireman fearlessly rescues a young girl from the raging flames

Background imageSafety Collection: Point Fermin Lighthouse, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Point Fermin Lighthouse, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageSafety Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire

Background imageSafety Collection: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving showing HMS Erebus (left) and HMS Terror, pictured on the River Thames, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageSafety Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageSafety Collection: Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse Door County Wisconsin

Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse Door County Wisconsin
USA Wisconsin Door County Sturgeon Bay North Pierhead Ship Canal Lighthouse. Door County, Wisconsin

Background imageSafety Collection: Mid-summer sunrise over The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

Mid-summer sunrise over The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSafety Collection: Lighthouse and cliffs at Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Lighthouse and cliffs at Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSafety Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageSafety Collection: Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s

Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s
Workers in a crown-glass factory, Great Britain, early 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSafety Collection: Coal mine in England, 1850s

Coal mine in England, 1850s
Removing coal in the Bradley mine, Staffordshire, England, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSafety Collection: Bricklayers 1827

Bricklayers 1827
A bricklayer standing on a rather precarious looking scaffold. His assistant mixes mortar behind him; his hod for carrying bricks etc is nearby

Background imageSafety Collection: Verne / Under the Sea

Verne / Under the Sea
20, 000 LIEUES SOUS LES MERS [20 000 leagues under the sea] A giant squid, seen from the safety of the Nautilus

Background imageSafety Collection: St. Catherines Point Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

St. Catherines Point Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSafety Collection: WW2 - Home Front - Woman in her Gas Mask

WW2 - Home Front - Woman in her Gas Mask. Date: circa 1941

Background imageSafety Collection: Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre

Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. Artist: Leon-Maxime Faivre
Deux meres ( Two Mothers ), 1888. From the Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageSafety Collection: Point Vincente Lighthouse, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles, California

Point Vincente Lighthouse, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageSafety Collection: Zazel / Human Cannonball

Zazel / Human Cannonball
Zazel at the Royal Aquarium, London. " A beautiful Lady shot from a monstrous cannon." This is thought to be the earliest photograph of a human cannonball act

Background imageSafety Collection: WW2 poster -- gas attack

WW2 poster -- gas attack, with instructions on how to put on your gas mask, what to do if the gas rattles sound, and what to do if you get gassed. Date: 1940s

Background imageSafety Collection: Cape Neddick (The Nubble) Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine, New England, United States of America

Cape Neddick (The Nubble) Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine, New England, United States of America, North America

Background imageSafety Collection: Beware of Trains - In English and Welsh

Beware of Trains - In English and Welsh
A metal sign in English and Welsh stating - Beware of Trains - likely to have been positioned at a footpath crossing or at a station

Background imageSafety Collection: Tybee Island Lighthouse, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America, North America

Tybee Island Lighthouse, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America, North America

Background imageSafety Collection: Swimming flag and patrolling lifeguard at Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales

Swimming flag and patrolling lifeguard at Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific

Background imageSafety Collection: Houdini & Skyscraper

Houdini & Skyscraper
Suspended from the cornice of a New York skyscraper, he must somehow free himself of his chains and make his way to safety... will he do it ? Is this one trick too many ?

Background imageSafety Collection: Gillette Razor Advert

Gillette Razor Advert
Begin early... shave yourself - the Gillette Safety Razor lives up to its name

Background imageSafety Collection: Giant Pangolin Manis gigantea carrying young on tail, illustration

Giant Pangolin Manis gigantea carrying young on tail, illustration
Giant Pangolin (Manis gigantea) carrying young on its tail, illustration

Background imageSafety Collection: National Air Safety Committee Poster

National Air Safety Committee Poster
Poster, National Air Safety Committee, providing instructions to new pilots -- please help to keep flying safe. 1933

Background imageSafety Collection: Miner and canary

Miner and canary
Staffordshire coal miner gently holds the last canary to work down a British coal mine. Canaries were used to detect poisonous and dangerous gas in mines Date: 1986

Background imageSafety Collection: Whitefish Point Lighthouse by Moonlight

Whitefish Point Lighthouse by Moonlight
The Whitefish Point Lighthouse illumintated by moonlight. Whitefish Point is located at the extreme southeastern end of Lake Superior

Background imageSafety Collection: Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), A Coruna, Galicia, Spain, Europe

Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), A Coruna, Galicia, Spain, Europe

Background imageSafety Collection: Sanibel lighthouse, Sanibel Island, Gulf Coast, Florida, United States of America

Sanibel lighthouse, Sanibel Island, Gulf Coast, Florida, United States of America, North America

Background imageSafety Collection: Beachy Head and Lighthouse

Beachy Head and Lighthouse
A profile of the Beachy Head Lighthouse. Beachy Head is a series of cliffs along the southdowns coastal path in East Sussex close to Eastbourne and is a renowned suicide hotspot

Background imageSafety Collection: Bryant and May safety match matchbox label

Bryant and May safety match matchbox label
Bryant and May special safety match matchbox label with prize medals and stating protection from fire and are not poisonous Date: c. 1910s

Background imageSafety Collection: WW2 poster, How to tackle a fire bomb

WW2 poster, How to tackle a fire bomb, indoors and outdoors, with explanatory illustrations, by the Ministry of Home Security. Date: early 1940s

Background imageSafety Collection: Light-Houses, Fastnet Rock

Light-Houses, Fastnet Rock
Fine Art Storehouse Design Pics Gallery

Background imageSafety Collection: Vintage World War II poster featuring a fedora and an Army helmet

Vintage World War II poster featuring a fedora and an Army helmet. It reads: The more you keep information under your hat - the safer heall be under his! Careless Talk Costs Lives

Background imageSafety Collection: St. Marys Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, Northumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

St. Marys Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, Northumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSafety Collection: Sunrise in Port MacQuarie, Australia

Sunrise in Port MacQuarie, Australia

Background imageSafety Collection: Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan, Wales, UK, Europe

Background imageSafety Collection: Aerial of the lighthouse at the Cap de Formentor, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Aerial of the lighthouse at the Cap de Formentor, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageSafety Collection: Old Japanese Matchbox label of a cat playing with a lion

Old Japanese Matchbox label of a cat playing with a lion made in Japan for the Chinese market Date: c. 1910s

Background imageSafety Collection: Cassowary warning sign in the rainforest, Daintree National Park, northern Queensland, Australia

Cassowary warning sign in the rainforest, Daintree National Park, northern Queensland, Australia

Background imageSafety Collection: USA, Washington, Vashon Island. Point Robinson lighthouse, built 1915, and Mt. Rainier

USA, Washington, Vashon Island. Point Robinson lighthouse, built 1915, and Mt. Rainier

Background imageSafety Collection: Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s

Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s
Manufacturing glass at a flint-glass factory, Great Britain, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSafety Collection: 2002 Land Rover

2002 Land Rover Defender driving on snowy road, 2009

Background imageSafety Collection: Bank Vault

Bank Vault
The Diebold Safe & Lock Co. Vault at The New Britain Trust Co. Bank Vault

Background imageSafety Collection: Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)

Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageSafety Collection: Advertisement for the Rover Safety Bicycle, 1885

Advertisement for the Rover Safety Bicycle, 1885
Advertisment for the Rover Safety Bicycle, built by Starley and Sutton of the Meteor Works, Coventry

Background imageSafety Collection: COAL MINE / PENITENT

COAL MINE / PENITENT
A penitent, so named because his clothing resembled that of religious orders, rids the air of explosive gas by setting fire to it. A dangerous task, that often ended unhappily



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"Guardians of Safety: From Historic Rescues to Everyday Heroes" In the face of danger, a heroic fireman fearlessly rescues a young girl from the raging flames, reminding us that safety is not just a word but an act of bravery. The ill-fated voyage of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror in 1845 serves as a haunting reminder that even the most experienced sailors must prioritize safety above all else. A courageous firefighter emerges from the smoke-filled Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse in Door County, Wisconsin, exemplifying how those who protect our safety often risk their own lives for others. Perched on cliffs at Butt of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, a lighthouse stands tall as a symbol of hope and security amidst treacherous waters—a testament to mankind's commitment to safeguarding lives. Captain Francis Crozier's leadership aboard HMS Terror during its doomed expedition emphasizes the importance of responsible decision-making and prioritizing crew members' safety above all else. During World War II on the home front, women donned gas masks as they bravely faced uncertain times—reminding us that personal sacrifices are sometimes necessary for collective well-being. Journey back to England's coal mines in the 1850s when workers endured perilous conditions daily; their struggles highlight society's evolving understanding and pursuit of workplace safety standards. Bricklayers meticulously construct buildings with precision and caution—an enduring reminder that even seemingly mundane tasks require attention to detail for everyone's protection. As dawn breaks over The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, it illuminates not only breathtaking scenery but also reminds us that lightkeepers work tirelessly day and night to ensure maritime safety. Bathed in moonlight, Whitefish Point Lighthouse stands sentinel along Michigan's shores—an unwavering beacon guiding ships safely through dark nights since its construction in 1861.