Fire engines; Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles;
Three generations of fire fighting vehicles are parked together as a part of Fire Prevention Week. From left to right: Chemical Fire Engine made by American LaFrance Fire Engine Co. in 1899, a 1920s American LaFrance Hose Wagon, and a 1950 American...
Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Smoking;
One of many photographs taken as part of the fire prevention series on "Things not to do." Fire fighters Art Gregory (left) and Marion New (right) at the Central Fire station smoke cigarettes over a pile of debris.
Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire departments--Officials and employees; Laundry--Equipment and supplies;
One of many photographs taken as part of the fire prevention series on "Things not to do." Boise Fire Department secretary Flora Worthan at her home talks on the phone while a hot iron is left laying on top of clothing on the ironing board.
Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters;
One of many photographs taken as part of the fire prevention series on "Things not to do." Captain Charles Brock disposes of his ash tray in a garbage can while he sits at his desk in the Central Fire Station.
Fire extinction; Fire fighters; Smoke; Fires; Fire hose; Stores, Retail; Variety stores;
A fireman stands on top of a ladder with the fire hose shooting water onto the fire in the store. Smoke billows from above the store and billboard sign for Lucky Lager. Other firemen and people stand around the exterior of the building watching.
Fire extinction; Fire fighters; Smoke; Fires; Fire hose; Stores, Retail; Variety stores; Fire departments--Uniforms;
Smoke pours out of the front door and windows of the Sprouse-Reitz Variety Store. Two ladders are propped up against the store front. Two fire fighters spray water from a hose directly into the store, while two fire fighters walk on the sidewalk...
Fire extinction; Fire hose; Fire fighters; Smoke; Fires; Department stores;
Thick smoke billows from the roof of the Sonna Building in downtown Boise. Fire fighters send three streams of water from hoses on the street in through the windows above the J.C. Penney Building. Hoses line the 900 block of Main Street.
Fire extinction; Smoke; Fires; Fire hose; Department stores;
An aerial view of the Sonna Building fire. Smoke pours from the top of the building. Crowds of people gather at the corners of 9th and Main (below the fire) and 10th and Main (above the fire). A stream of water from a fire hose shoots across Main...
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.
Fire fighters; Emergency medical services; Medical instruments and apparatus; Ponds; Fire departments--Uniforms;
The Boise Fire Department responds to a drowning at Quinn Pond (also known as Quinn Robbins Pond). Two fire fighters provide aid to the victim, while a third looks on while standing next to an oxygen tank. An onlooker is pictured leaning again...
Fire departments--Equipment and supplies--Aerial ladders; Fire extinction; Fire fighters; Fire engines; Smoke; Warehouses;
A fire sends smoke into the air at the Peasley Transfer and Storage Company warehouse at the corner of 13th and Front Streets in Boise. A crowd watches the fire in the foreground on the other side of Front Street while fire fighters shoot water...
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...
Oriented from the front to the rear of the store, this picture was taken of the interior of the Montgomery Ward store the day after the fire. The interior has been destroyed, with only the steel girders remaining standing.
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...
Fire departments--Equipment and supplies--Aerial ladders; Beauty contests;
Contestants of the 1958 Miss Flame Competition, pictured in front of the Boise Fire Department aerial truck during Fire Prevention Week. Second from the left on the first row is 1957 Miss Flame winner Ginger Brady, and fifth from the left is 1958...
Prison riots; Fire departments--Equipment and supplies--Aerial ladders; Fire fighters; Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site (Idaho);
The Boise Fire Department responds to a riot at the Idaho State Penitentiary. Fire fighters use the aerial fire truck from Boise Fire Department No. 1 to gain access to the Penitentiary. One man observes from the bottom of the ladder, while...