Hold on Tight!

Six unidentified firemen from the combined Fire Departments of Puyallup and Auburn performed a life line drill at the firefighting demonstration held at the Stadium Bowl on June 19, 1936. The dramatic "rescue" from a specially built five story structure was one of the highlights of the three hour public performance of firefighting techniques presented during the First Northwest Fire College held from June 17-20. In this photograph the upper men are hooked to the life line and are sliding downward while holding the other men in a hand to hand grip. The audience for the presentation was estimated at 25,000.

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