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Fire station drill, hook ladder and 50 foot escape ladder

Regular training continued at all London fire stations during WW2, though it was unusual for a sub-station to have a drill tower. Here the hook ladder is being carried up and will be pitched to the upper floors of the drill tower from the top of the 50 foot escape ladder

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In this evocative photograph from the London Fire Brigade's archives, taken during the 1940s, firemen engage in a rigorous training drill at a sub-station. The scene unfolds at a drill tower, an unusual feature for a sub-station during World War II. The firemen are seen carrying a hook ladder up the 50-foot escape ladder, which will be pitched to the upper floors of the drill tower from the top. The London Fire Brigade's regular training continued unabated throughout the war years, despite the challenges posed by the conflict. This drill demonstrates the importance of maintaining peak readiness and proficiency in firefighting techniques, even in the midst of wartime adversity. Hook ladders were essential tools in the fire service's arsenal, enabling firefighters to reach upper floors and rescue people from burning buildings. The men in this photograph carry the ladder with practiced ease, their faces focused and determined. The 50-foot escape ladder provides a vital means of access to the drill tower's upper levels, allowing the firemen to simulate rescues and firefighting scenarios in a controlled environment. The London Fire Brigade's firemen, dressed in their iconic uniforms, display a sense of camaraderie and teamwork as they work together to carry the heavy ladder. Their unwavering commitment to their duty is evident in their posture and demeanor, reflecting the bravery and resilience of the fire service during the challenging times of World War II. This photograph offers a glimpse into the daily life of the London Fire Brigade during the 1940s, showcasing the vital role that training played in ensuring the readiness and effectiveness of the fire service in the face of adversity.

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