In October of 1941 there was a big fire at the Firestone Tire and Rubber factory in Fall River, Mass. Their supply of rubber tires ignited and this was a HOT fire, impossible to extinguish. After a few days of fire fighting, they asked for help from ALL fire departments in the area. The Navy responded, of course, and we went to Fall River and took up a station in one of their fire houses, responding wherever we were needed. This is ONE view of the fire.
This was our working uniform in those days, and, no, it’s NOT me: