1. Posted on 2 October, 2012

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    Reblogged from livelymorgue

    Morning - fire drill! Well, false alarm. But here’s a scenario to keep in mind the next time you have one.


    Oct. 2, 1963: Probationary firemen participated in a drill described in The Times “one of the biggest — but safest — ‘fires’ in town.” Audience members laughed and cheered while 30 people were “rescued” by firemen at a five-story tower on Welfare Island. The fire college site was dedicated by the city and was said to be “the finest” in the world at the time. Photo: Meyer Liebowitz/The New York Tmes

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