Black-and-white silent film of a Home Service Survey - an inspection the firefighters would offer free of charge to homeowners to point out potential safety concerns and fire hazards. A 1967 Pirsch truck is the first engine out of the fire station at Sixth Street and Broadway Avenue. The following events take place in the film: (00:21) The ladder truck had both front and rear steering. (00:51) John Walsh is the firefighter doing the inspection.
Color film with some sound of the installation of a life ring box at Silver Lake. The life ring was a response to the drowning of several firefighters in attempting to rescue someone who had fallen in the lake after walking on thin ice. The following events take place in the film: (00:28) Irwin Palmer places the life ring in the box. (00:43) Mayor Alexander Smedtka encourages the proper use of the ring. (01:03) Irwin Palmer reminds people the ice is never safe.
Black-and-white animated film with sound that promoted good practices to prevent fires. Chief Mertz, of the Rochester Fire Department, said he would regularly purchase these to display as a public service, usually in October during Fire Safety Week.
Color film with sound created in conjunction with the Red Cross and United Fund to show how vital the fire department rescue squad is becaue they are trained in first aid and water rescue by the Red Cross. A dispatch station, firefighters using a pole to get to the fire trucks and a fire truck heading north on Broadway street are featured. The film was designed to encourage fundraising for the Red Cross through the United Fund.