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The Professional Firefighter

Dallas Firefighters Museum

Sound | c. 1960s

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  •  What makes an ideal firefighter? 
  •  Application process 
  •  Training program 
  •  Graduation banquet 
  •  Community involvement 
  •  Underwater operations 
  •  Water evacuation 
  •  Public relations 
  •  Safety campaign 
  •  Christmas activities 
  •  Texas State Fair 
  •  Retirement 
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What makes an ideal firefighter? This film, produced by the Dallas Fire Department, seeks to answer that question. The film defines the ideal candidate, and outlines the process used to create a department comprised of men who fulfill the criteria. Detailed are the extremely selective application process, rigorous training, and demanding job and community responsibilities of a firefighter.

The Dallas Firefighter's Museum's film collection captures a variety of activities performed by the Dallas Firefighters. While a few films focus on fire fighting and training, most feature community events such as the fair, toy repair, pump races, and even a Miss Flame pageant. The Dallas Firefighter's Museum is housed in one of the city's oldest fire stations; the building served as a working fire station from the time it was built in 1907 until 1975, when the museum took over. The museum aims to preserve the rich history of the Dallas Fire Department through exhibits and educational experiences. Visit their Website at http://www.dallasfiremuseum.com.