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.
Color silent film of a grass fire along Highway 63 ditches, just to the south of Rochester, and how firemen are attempting to put out the fire. The following events take place in the film: (00:41) A People's Electric Company truck and employee are watering down an electrical pole that was scorched. (00:52) Fireman John Loftus in one the right in the grey uniform. 1:28 Fireman Sizer is carrying a shovel across the burned area.
Interview with Betty Johnson, Joannie Hill, Margaret Cimenski, Gladys Greenwalt, Dorothy Runberg, James Lynch, and an unknown teacher. These students and teachers relate their experiences and memories of working and learning in a one-room school.
Black-and-white, mostly silent, film of firefighters battling the blaze at the 52 year-old Norton Hotel on February 6, 1967. The hotel was located on the edge of the Zumbro River, on Second Street Southeast. Several people were injured as they jumped to escape the flames and several people were found dead in their rooms the following day. The firefighters were hampered by the extreme cold weather, with a high temperature of 12 degrees below zero, and ice that formed over everything. The hotel had no sprinkler system and the fire provided impetus to install sprinklers in businesses. The following events take place in the film: (00:27) Fire Chief Ollie Mertz in the white coat. (01:42) When ladder truck #32 arrives, it was driver Bill Haas' first day on the job. (02:00) Fireman with his hat off is Bob Fanning. (03:37) Firemen Buske and Mertz drinking coffee. (03:43) Survivor Wayne describes how he got out of the hotel and there is sound for his interview. (05:04) February 7th, 1967 investigators are able to clear those who were killed from the building and start looking for causes of the blaze.
Video documenting the dedication of the James W. Miller Resources Center featuring many speakers including St. Cloud State president Roy Saigo, Learning Resources and Technology Services dean Kristi Tornquist, donor James W. Miller, faculty member Judy Foster, and science fiction author Ray Bradbury.
Video documenting the 5th anniversary celebration of the opening of the James W. Miller Resources Center. Speakers include St. Cloud State president Roy Saigo, Learning Resources and Technology Services dean Kristi Tornquist, and former Learning Resources Dean John Berling. Unveiled at the ceremony were granite plaques honoring former St. Cloud State library deans.