Fire Fighters Play Poker in Flames (Jan, 1932)
Fire Fighters Play Poker in Flames
LOS ANGELES firemen have at last solved the problem of getting rid of kibitzers at poker who persist in looking over the player’s shoulder. Clad in their asbestos suits, and using a deck of metal cards, the two firemen in the photo above sit down to have a quiet game while flames lick at their fireproof anatomies.
This novel game was part of a demonstration of Los Angeles firemen to show that carbon dioxide gas will “freeze” when coming into contact with flames, thus smothering the most stubborn blazes. Their asbestos suits gave them complete protection from the heat and the gas did its duty in putting out fire.