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Icy photo of Montreal Fire fighters at work
Fire Engine Photos
No: 5176   Contributor: Pete Matten   Year: 1985   Manufacturer: Other   Country: Canada
Icy photo of Montreal Fire fighters at work

During one of the worst winters recorded,this photograph shows Montreal Firefighters and equipment at the scene of a 5th Alarm fire.Due to wind-chill,temperatures dropped to - 40*F,hoses froze and looking closely at the Thibault Snorkel behind the fireman,(Snorkel 714) ice formed to the ground from the cage monitor.Severe winter conditions,water problems, etc,meant the total lose of the 3 storey appartment block fully involved in fire when 1st engine companies arrived on scene.....
Picture added on 23 December 2007
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Brrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! that's just insane! photos like that make me glad I work in the southern states of the usa. That's just nuts to have a worker in those conditions. You guys up north have my condolences and admiration. Do I see icicles hangin' off his mustache?

Added by TheFireman on 24 December 2007.
that is a fantastic picture, , , , i've sat and stared at it for ages.....

Added by Pete on 24 December 2007.
That was 41's Snorkel, not 14's, so 741. 14 had long been closed by 1985. There is a new 14 now, in a totally different area of the city. Still no Snorkel (well, Bronto).

Added by Peter Laws on 21 February 2012.
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