1960s Charlotte Fire Department takes its fire prevention message to the streets. Thanks for all you do, CFD!
'Decked out in early 20th century style, these local firemen left Station No. 1 this morning for the Fire Prevention Week Parade which started at 11 a.m. The parade marked the end of Fire Prevention Week, which began Sunday. The firemen are (l to r) Assistant Chief H. G. Blackman, Capt. Glenn Schrum, Wade Conder and inspector J. H. Knight. The dog is Dottie, a Dalmation.' 1966. Staff photo.
'Jumper - The Charlotte Fire Department put on a jumping exhibition at the Johnston Building on S. Tryon St. yesterday at noon to help promote fire prevention week which runs through Sunday. A fireman leaped from the second floor into a net.' 1963. Staff photo.
'A Big Step...'
'... To Promote Fire Prevention Here. These pictures are not one fireman, but three demonstrating how a fire victim would use the rescue net. The three, Bill Hartis, Gary Turner and Lee Wade, made their leap from the Johnston Building yesterday as part of the observance of Fire Prevention Week.' 1964.
'Where's the Fire? There wasn't one. But neither was there a false alarm. The Charlotte Fire Department and Mecklenburg volunteer fire units were just parading their equipment through downtown Charlotte Monday to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week. They didn't say anything about a national traffic jam week.' 1965
Fire Prevention Week parade, 1965. Staff.
Are those West Charlotte HS cheerleaders riding on the back of one of the trucks?
'Firemen use 'rescue basket' in downtown demonstration.' 1965