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Navy firefighting school, Newport, R.I., ca. 1943

Contributed by National Archives at Boston

Groups of sailors are practicing extinguishing fires at the Firefighting School at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island during World War II. The structures with fires burning inside simulated a ship's compartments.

A similar firefighting training structure was built on Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay where thousands of sailors learned to fight shipboard fires.

Other Information


  • Title: Navy firefighting school, Newport, R.I., ca. 1943
  • Creator: Department of the Navy. First Naval District. Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Administration. Office of the Historical Officer.
  • Creation Date: circa 1943
  • Subject Date: circa 1943
  • Town: Newport
  • County: Newport
  • State: RI
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 30.5
  • Local Code: ARC # 1138081, Box P-D 002, 12/12/09
  • Collection: Record Group 181: Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; Administrative History of the First Naval District in World War II
  • Object Type: Image

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380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452
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