Ten year-old Shamus O'Brien, mascot of the 'Dead End Kids' - a gang of teenage boys from the East End of London, who work as unofficial fire fighters during the Blitz, April Original publication: Picture Post - 721 - Dead End Kids - unpub.
Sixteen firefighters from the First Nations and Métis communities of Fort McKay, pictured, and Fort Chipewyan, are among the hundreds who have been deployed to help local firefighters. (Courtesy Mel Grandjambe) CANADA-WILDFIRE/FORTMCMURRAY Ontario firefighters have joined the fight against the Fort McMurray fire. Wildfire fighters usually deploy for 14 days at a time but due to extreme fire conditions, deployments to Fort McMurray have been shortened. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)
Teenage firefighters connect a hose to a hydrant, London, April 1941. They are members of the 'Dead End Kids' - a gang of teenage boys from the East End of London, who work as unofficial fire fighters during the Blitz. Original publication: Picture Post - 721 - Dead End Kids - unpub. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) )
In the Canberra community was devastated by bushfires. Four people died, a total of 470 homes were destroyed, and 2000 businesses, homes and vehicles were damaged. The insurable loss and subsequent repair bill was more than 450 million.
Russian composer and pianist Dmitry Shostakovich in the uniform of Leningrad Conservatory's auxiliary firefighter unit, October, 1941. When Germany invaded, he had attempted to join the Red Army, but was refused because of his poor eyesight. He uniformed up for the auxiliary fire service instead. This photo would have been made for laudatory news/propaganda publication.