As time passes, it is easy for us to forget how far America's Fire Service has progressed in the last fifty years.
"When Every Minute Counts" is a 1958 short movie from the American District Telegraph Company, now commonly referred to as ADT.
Featuring actors in speaking roles intertwined with late 1950's footage of the Los Angeles Fire Department, this precursor to today's 'infomercial' underscores the advances within the alarm industry and among first responders since Ike was in office and the Dodgers came to Los Angeles.
We trust you'll enjoy this commercial peek at the LAFD of 1958.
To learn more about the Los Angeles Fire Department in any year, please plan your visit to the LAFD Historical Society Museums in Hollywood and San Pedro, as well as the African-American Firefighter Museum in South Los Angeles.
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department