I Used To Fight Fires by George Cousins
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But that was a long time ago. This ladder wagon was the first piece of fire fighting equipment used on the West Coast of Newfoundland. It was built in 1920 and used in St. John’s. In 1927 it was acquired by Corner Brook and served until replaced by a motor truck in 1937. The old wagon is now a museum piece at Humbermouth, near Corner Brook, in western Newfoundland. I took this photo when we were visiting there in 1967.

Exakta 35mm SLR with High speed Ektachrome film.

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lake, deer, fire, ladder, fighting, wagon, equipment, newfoundland

Comments

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    Amazing , by the time it got to you it would be too late x

  • Yep, I wouldn’t want to be putting much faith in it myself, but I guess back then it was hi-tech! :) The boy is my son, the one that first made me a great-grandpa.A few years have passed..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    Don’t you ever sleep George ?

  • Not much! I’ve always been a night-hawk, seldom sleep more than a few hours. I try to nap during the day, doesn’t work, so might as well do something useful with my time..LOL!

    – George Cousins

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    You are as bad as me . :=)

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleover 5 years ago

    Great shot of a piece of our history,George, well done,:o)) God Bless,Mae

  • Thanks MaeBelle, interesting to look back and see how people used to cope in those days. Cheers!

    – George Cousins

  • Cheri Perry
    Cheri Perryover 5 years ago

  • Thanks again Cheri, I’m glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

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