STK-ID 2184

[Remark: carelessness can cause fires and take lives; this reel shows two common errors which can render a residence to ruins] CU of hand plugging frayed cord into 110 A/C outlet on wall, cord shortcuts and fire starting. Night shots of fireman at scene of fire, climbing ladder, trucks arriving, man standing at second story window as house blazes, man and woman leaving blazing house via window. Shot in living room showing father instructing little girl not to put firewood in fireplace. Shot in bedroom showing mother tucking little girl into bed. Shot of boy leaving blazing building via rope, running off for help. DOLLY CU along spectators' faces as they watch fire at night. Shots of baby standing in crib, crying, fireman approaching window, rescuing child, handing her to second fireman. Shot of smoke pouring from toaster in kitchen. Shot of fire drill in progress in classroom, class filing out of room in orderly fashion. Shot of hand lighting fire in fireplace, fireplace blazing. Day shot of fire escapes on eight storey apartment building. Shot of frying pan catching fire, being dropped on kitchen floor. Shot of frayed electrical cord on fire. Shot in kitchen showing woman using frying pan on electric grill, pan catching fire and being dropped by hysterical woman who reverts to calm and extinguishes blaze with extinguisher. TILT DOWN from sky to view of completely gutted and totally destroyed residence; only charred bathtub has remained intact.


Excerpt from
Are You Safe at Home?
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486