STK-ID 10627

[Title: Forest Fire Fighter of the Skies] [Remark: Patrolling the forested areas to detect fires is one of the latest uses of the airplane.] Shot of Vedette seaplane in flight. Shot of typical sub-base of Royal Canadian Air Force, seaplanes moored near shore. Shot of men working on engines. Men of Forestry Branch study pressure, humidity, speed and direction of winds. Reports are received by radio, areas are located on map and orders for patrol are sent to Lac du Bonnet. RCAF pilots taking off to fight fire. Various AERIAL SHOTs of forests and streams. AIR TO AIR SHOT of seaplane. AERIAL SHOT of smoke. Interior shot down cockpit, pilot and observer studying maps. Shot of radio operator at base, of fire report. Shot of fire-fighting equipment being loaded into Varuna seaplane, plane taking off, flying to fire. Shots of men fighting fire with gas and hand pumps, with hoes and axes. Various shots of fire burning in the brush. Shots of seaplanes taking off, landing at base, being towed to moorings. [Interspersed Titles; End Title]


Excerpt from
Forest Fire Fighters of the Skies
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
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