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Emergency Preparations
Description: 1950s, New England coast, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, trees blowing in high wind near power lines, Boston, Massachusetts, street scene with car driving through high wind and sign pointing to Sumner Tunnel, boats capsizing and struggling to stay afloat in high wind, Midwest, flooded Swift factory, building ruins, firemen using hoses to extinguish building fire, felled utility pole, water gushing out of pipe, men using shovels to clear rubble and hoisting out injured man on stretcher, men loading injured man lying on stretcher into railway car, injured men lying on stacked stretchers, “Slow Hospital Quiet” sign, surgeons / doctors working on patient in hospital, Charleston, West Virginia, industrialists and state policeman on hill overlooking Kanawha Canal looking down at industrial area, plants, refineries, industrial leaders of Kanawha Valley and local government officials meeting to discuss dangers of topography of valley and volatility of materials, Kanawha Valley Industrial Emergency Planning Council, man putting “Dangerous - Chlorine” sign into holder outside tank car of liquid chlorine, South Charleston, employees participating in Emergency Planning Council training exercise with simulated fire being set off next to liquid chlorine tank car, employees setting off alarm and notifying state police about fire on emergency phone, state police notifying other emergency workers, police and fire department rushing to fire, plant volunteers wearing gas masks and protective gear attempting to shut off tank car valves amongst dense clouds of smoke, men hurriedly retrieving fire hose and turning on fire hydrant, men spraying fire hose on tank car fire, doctor getting into ambulance which drives away, plant guards redirecting traffic away from main street so emergency vehicles, key personnel and members of press can easily get through, on the scene press conference, plant employees calmly evacuating premises, teachers and children calmly exiting school and walking in file up towards safe spot in mountains as directed by policemen, Dayton, Ohio, emergency training at electric company, man using rake to safely move live wire from mock victim as others watch, men using necktie and belt to safely move victim, men working near “Danger High Voltage” and “There’s Nothing Too Good Where Life Is At Stake” signs, man receiving vaccination shot, Red Cross Blood Bank, plant employees having blood drawn, insecticide dusting and spraying, Florida, insecticides being sprayed on orange trees as levels are monitored, Pennsylvania, steel mill, equipment to clear smokestack exhaust of dangerous byproducts, water being purified to remove flue dust, Hanford, Washington, Hanford Site, workers monitoring air, water, soil, grass and animals for radioactive contamination, geiger counter being used to measure sheep for contamination, aerial Hanford Site
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Clip #: MF-22A
Length: 11:27
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Disasters
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
Emergency preparations for potential disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and nuclear contamination.


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