Black-and-white silent film shows the exterior and interior of the Broadway Avenue fire station with firemen doing various tasks.The following events take place: (00:29) Bob Laack tests the air pressure in the tires on a fire truck. (00:54) The Maxim Aerial #1 ladder truck had a battery that swung out and was regularly tested. (01:27) Fireman Walt Clark is working on one of the many reports that needed to be completed after each incidence. (01:47) Jerry Jerabek checks over the paperwork. (02:16) The 1960 Bean fire truck is seen pulling out of the fire station. (02:28) The Diamond TT truck, Engine 11, hooks up to a fire hydrant to get water. (02:42) Firefighter Elgin Norman is pulling out fire hose. (03:02) Paul Clark holds a nozzle and demonstrates how water sprays from the hose. (03:24) The many dials and gauges firemen needed to monitor on the fire truck.(04:02) Firemen test the hoses. (04:42) The Maxim Aerial tillered ladder truck, which was eventually sold to East Grand Forks, does a practice drive. (04:52) Harvey Miller throws a chock under the wheels of the Maxim truck and Virg Nielsen pushes it completely under. (05:07) The aerial ladder is raised for training. The ladder truck was built in West Germany and assembled in Connecticut. A couple was hired to drive it to Minnesota. Lester Christopherson is at the end of the ladder. (06:53) The 1951 Ware LaFrance truck exits the fire station on Broadway. (07:07) The 1960 John Bean truck backs into the station on Broadway. There were no cabs on fire trucks at that time. (07:52) Hoses were laid out on the floor at Fire Station #2 to be carefully loaded back onto a truck. (08:24) Ken Chase on the bed of the truck with Bob Lovett, on the left, reloading hoses and Marv McGowan assisting. (08:57) Fireman Lester does Monday checks on the 1920 Arends Fox engine. (09:20) Closeups of the exterior of ladder truck #32, the American LaFrance. (10:01) Exterior images of Engine No. 31. (10:11) Bob Johnson sits at the alarm dispatch station, receiving calls and sending out the fire trucks as needed. (10:35) Firefighter Buzz Alexander is shown in conversation at the fire station.(10:40) Jerry Lenner is standing by the firefighter's lockers. (10:58) When a call comes in, firefighters sprint to their gear. Elgin Springen and Bob Wood put on their gear. Some men slide down the pole from upstairs to reach the trucks quickly. (11:34) Jerry Jerabek checks out the generator at the fire station. (12:06) Harvey Miller, called a mechanical genius by Chief Mertz, fixes a carburetor on a fire truck. (12:26) The on-duty firemen sit down for a quick meal of stew and Wonder bread. On the bottom right, and going counterclockwise around the table is Kerm Bormann, Lionel Bateman, Tom Beagle, Mark Riess Sr., Buzz Alexander (coming through the door with the sweater on). Don Johnson is on the left side, wearing glasses.
Overhead view of the Mississippi River, showing railroad tracks, an island, and boaters. Contributed by Richard Uriah Jones, Macalester College Class of 1901, and Macalester Head of Chemistry Department 1903-1941, and Dean of the College, 1917-1936.
View of derailed engine # 147 of the Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railway near Jordan. Engine laying on its side in ditch off the tracks, the debris in foreground include rails and pieces of metal. The rest of train appears to be on the tracks in the background. Writing on reverse side: "All three units down embankment Jordan 342."