I came across this cool quick video showing how we used to respond to calls... I found it very cool and retrospective. But then again, after posting this and actually watching the whole video, it's a loop with an advertisement. Pretty smart of these folks to capture our attention and then make sure you see the hook... Welcome to America... : ) ms

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Comment by Michael Vito on April 24, 2009 at 4:30am
I would like to share some old pictures - Old Manila Fire Department in action. Circa 1900


Comment by Michael Vito on January 13, 2009 at 9:45pm
Hey Mike, here's another one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-EV6TuWr6E&feature=channel

" Fire Alarm " featuring the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Comment by Dustin J. Millis on December 13, 2008 at 6:21pm
Hey Mike, How ya been brother? Thats a pretty cool movie. It really makes you start to think about all the changes the fireservice has undergone since those days, mostly for good but some for bad. My dept. has a Model T engine thats pretty sweet, it still runs too, makes a nice touch for the 4th of July parade. Nothing that was horsedrawn though. Cool stuff
Comment by Paul Montpetit on December 12, 2008 at 5:37pm
Damn, I think that's our Chief on that thing.......LOL Paul
Comment by Mark Montgomery on December 12, 2008 at 2:56am
Absolutely great stuff Mike. I was privileged to be a friend of a NZ firefighter who had joined the paid service just at the change over from horses to motor vehicles. Wonderful stories and some excellent photos too.
Comment by Jay Nicholson on December 11, 2008 at 11:36pm
Old home movies Cap!
Comment by Michael Vito on December 11, 2008 at 10:43pm
It's really cool to see them response that way in the days gone by. We have those horse drawn fire engines back in the turn of the century. Right after the Americans took over 1898 after the Spanish-American War. At that period, established the first organized fire service. The Manila Fire Department, its first Fire Chief is an American from FDNY named Hugh Bonner.

Here's a picture of a one of the first fire station in Manila during that Period. It still stands today.
Comment by Brian Dumser on December 11, 2008 at 10:29pm
Cool video. I like the 3 horse power model. :)

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