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    • Elks Lodge Fire

    • Smoke; Theaters--Idaho; Fire engines;
    • Smoke billows out the top of the Elks Lodge at the corner of 9th and Jefferson Streets, as viewed from one block east on Jefferson, at the corner of 8th. The Pinney Theatre and a fire engine stand in the foreground.
    • Smeed Livery Fire

    • Smoke; Fires; Flame; Horses--Housing;
    • A photograph of the Smeed Livery fire at night. The barn is filled with flames and smoke. Handwriting on the front of the photograph reads "Copyright 1913 G. E. Russell." The El-Korah Temple (Shriners) was later built on the site.
    • Governor Smylie with Fire Prevention Pamphlet

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Smylie, Robert E. (Robert Eben), 1914-; Fire chiefs; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Governor Robert Smylie is presented with the book "I Smell Smoke" written by Paul Kearney. Located in the Governor's Office at the State Capitol, from left to right: Governor Robert Smylie, Fire Marshal Doc Roach, Fire Chief Steve Taylor, and the...
    • Boise Police Department

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Police; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A photo of the 1922 Boise Police Department taken in front of City Hall, which was then located at the corner of 8th and Idaho streets. Standing, from left to right, are Marvin Wright, Roy Scott, Harold Stone, Ed Hill, Joe Black, Bill Simpson,...
    • Motorcycle Police Badge

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Police; Badges;
    • Police badge worn by Doc Roach when he was in the Boise Police Department, the only motorcycle officer. The badge has an eagle on the top and a star in the middle. The wording around the star reads "2 Special 2 Police Boise-Idaho." The badge is...
    • Fire Prevention Week Parade

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Parades; Fire prevention; Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles; Stores, Retail;
    • As part of the Fire Prevention Week activities, an evening parade took place. Two fire fighters drive a pick-up truck pulling the chemical fire engine. Standing in the fire engine are Doc Roach (left) and Hank Rensmeyer (right) dressed as "Miss...
    • Fire Prevention Week Parade

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Parades; Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles; Fire prevention--Study and teaching;
    • As part of the evening parade during Fire Prevention Week, Doc Roach (left) and Hank Rensmeyer (right) drive the old chemical fire engine. Roach is wearing a mask and Rensmeyer is dressed as "Miss Flame 1776".
    • Doc Roach on Motorcycle

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Motorcycle police;
    • Pictured is Doc Roach sitting on his police motorcycle in front of a 1920s era Chevrolet. Doc Roach was Boise's first motorcycle police officer during his brief stint with the Boise Police Department.
    • Fire Prevention Bureau

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention; Fire departments--Officials and employees; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Three fire fighters stand in front of a Boise Fire Prevention vehicle, a 1940s era Ford Coupe, left to right: Inspector Ted Seibel, Inspector Earl Robinson, and Fire Marshall Doc Roach.
    • Fire Prevention Week

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention; Fire chiefs; Fire marshals;
    • Miss Bobbie Albertson is presented with a fire badge during Fire Prevention Week activities. From left to right: Fred Kopke, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Fire Prevention Committee, Bobbie Albertson (Miss Boise 1949-1950), Fire Chief Steve...
    • Fire Prevention Week

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire engines; Fire fighters; Elementary schools; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Four children sit inside and stand around a fire engine brought to Washington Elementary School as part of Fire Prevention Week activities. Two fire fighters stand to the left of the engine, while Doc Roach is shown on the far right.
    • Idaho State Fire School

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire engines; Fire chiefs; Fire marshals; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • The Officers of the Idaho State Fire School Association. Top row (left to right): Secretary to Boise Chief and Fire Marshal Flora Worthan, Boise Fire Captain Earl Robinson, Ketchum-Sun Valley Fire Chief Richard Ransom, Burley Fire Chief Otis...
    • Fire Prevention Week at Monroe Elementary School

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Elementary schools; Entertainers; Magicians;
    • Entertainer Gene Perkins gives a presentation during Fire Prevention Week at Monroe Elementary School. A crowd of students sit on the grass and watch the presentation. Doc Roach leans against the bed of the truck behind the presenter.
    • Fire Slide at Elks Convalescent Home

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention--Fire drills; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Hospitals, Convalescent; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Fire Prevention Week demonstration at the Elks Convalescent Home for polio patients. A young boy slides down the fire chute wrapped in a blanket. Two female nurses stand at the top of the chute while two fire fighters wait at the bottom. Doc Roach...
    • Boise Engine Company No. 2

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire fighters; Fire stations; Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A picture of Boise Fire Department Engine Company Number 2 in front of their new station built in 1912. Book caption: "In 1912 Engine Company Number 2 was established to help protect the warehouse and business districts. It was located at 16th...
    • Fire Extinguisher Demonstration

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire fighters; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire extinguishers; Smoke; Hospitals, Convalescent; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A Fire Prevention Week demonstration takes place at the Elks Convalescent Home for polio patients. A firefighter demonstrates the use of a fire extinguisher to put out a mattress fire, while the other firemen and the nurses observe. Doc Roach is...
    • Boise Fire Station No. 3

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Front view of the Chemical No. 3 building facing Front Street, at 16th. Five men dressed in uniform; three standing on sidewalk, left to right: W. F. "Doc" Roach, Leo Boren, and J. P. Belsher; two men sit on the chemical fire engine pulled by two...
    • Boise Fire Department, 1912

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire stations; Fire departments--Uniforms; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire chiefs; Fire departments--Officials and employees;
    • A 1912 composite picture of the Boise Fire Department. The four fire stations in Boise at pictured, one in each corner. Upper left: Central Station (6th and Idaho); upper right: Combination Station No. 3 (16th and Ressequie); bottom right:...
    • Boise Fire Department, 1951

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire fighters; Fire chiefs; Fire departments--Officials and employees; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A composite photo of the 1951 Boise Fire Department. Under each individual photograph is a name and position held. First row, from the top (left to right): Donald Baker, Harry Bowen, Walter Bowling, Charles Brock, Fred Brown, Ray Brown, Tom Brown,...
    • Miss Sparky and Doc Roach

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire engines; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire departments--Uniforms; Girls;
    • Doc Roach stands with the winner of the 1957 Miss Sparky competition, Sarah Jane Benson, who is sitting on the front bumper of a fire engine. The Miss Sparky competition was held as a part of Fire Prevention Week activities. A fire prevention...

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