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Boots 'n Coots: Oil Well Fighters and Blowout Specialists

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  •  Introducing Asgar "Boots" Hanson 
  •  Boots and Coots offices 
  •  Oil rig explodes 
  •  Receive emergency phone call 
  •  15th oil rig fire this year 
  •  Images of oil rig fires in Iran 
  •  Plane flies to Louisiana shore 
  •  Oil rig fire 
  •  Attach pully to bulldozer for water pump 
  •  Pulling debris and wreckage out of water 
  •  Using water and soil mechanisms 
  •  Fire goes on into the night 
  •  Interview with cattle farmer several miles away 
  •  Workers playing cards 
  •  Clouds of black smoke 
  •  Tree collapses 
  •  Bulldozers pulling wreckage 
  •  Slip up 
  •  Assessment of steps 
  •  Last stage 
  •  Using water pressure from well 
  •  Fire is put out 
  •  Firefighters taking apart equipment 
 
 
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Title:Boots 'n Coots: Oil Well Fighters and Blowout Specialists
Identifier:e_bb_5005
Description:Documentary filmed by a French production company about a day in the life of the oil-well firefighter, Asgar ("Boots") Hanson. The film follows Boots as he and his crew extinguish an oil fire in Southern Louisiana, just outside of Baton Rouge. Original French-language title: Profession: Pompier du Petrole.
Country:United States
State:Texas; Louisiana
City:Houston
Date:1979
CreatorClap 24, Antenne 2
Location:CDL 77/1.11
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
PublisherDolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights:Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Original Format:Film 16 mm