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Western Brigade

Western Brigade

| 30 min
1955 58 films

This TV series from the mid-1950s blended documentary and fiction to tell Canadian stories from a Canadian perspective.


This short dramatic film illustrates a cooperative program of fire protection that was carried out across Alberta in the late 1950s. It presents the problems inherent in a voluntary fire brigade, as well as the everyday heroes who step up and get the job done. The film is an entertaining look at how a crew that was once considered to be the joke of the town can evolve into the best fire brigade in the West!

  • director
    Fergus McDonell
  • producer
    David Bairstow
  • script
    George Salverson
  • photography
    Eugene Boyko
  • sound
    John Locke
  • editing
    Martin Defalco
  • sound editing
    Victor Merrill


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