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    • Two Way Radio

    • Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; Fire stations; Fire fighters; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Captain Elias Overgard (left) and his driver are seated in a fire engine parked in front of Central Fire Station. Two-way radios were installed in all Boise Fire Department apparatuses in 1950.
    • Sprouse-Rietz Variety Store Fire

    • 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...
    • Hook and Ladder, Hose Companies

    • Fire fighters--Volunteer fire fighters; Fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles; Flags--United States; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Both the Hook and Ladder and Hose Companies pose in front of Park School. The Hook and Ladder Company stands at the left rear while the Hose Company stands to the right. Three children stand to the right of the fire company.
    • Quinn Pond Drowning

    • 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 Fighters Dressing for a Fire

    • Fire fighters; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Five fire fighters in various stages of dress, with a sixth man going down the fire pole at the right. On the wall are various pin-ups and posters. Hand written on the back of the photo: "Going to a fire".
    • Boise Fire Department Automobile

    • Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire departments--Uniforms; Fire stations;
    • Two men in uniform (Bill Foster, left, and Charley Fanckboner, right) sit inside the Boise's first Chief's car, an E.M.F. The building on the left reads "Post No Bills"underneath a skull and crossbones image. The Fire Department building is...
    • Horse and Carriage Team

    • Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • The last horse and carriage team from the Central Fire Station carry the Metropolitan steamer. June Boyakin drives the carriage, engineer Al Banker stands to the right of the engine and stoker Bert Stevenson stands behind the engine. The last horse...
    • Fourth of July Parade

    • Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Parades; Fourth of July celebrations; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • The Boise Fire Department poses in front of the Central Fire Station on Sixth Street during the holiday parade. Four horse-drawn fire engines stand in the background, while the remaining members of the Boise Fire Department are arrayed in front of...
    • Boise Fire Station No. 2

    • Fire fighters; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Five firemen sit in front of the engine bay of Fire Station No. 2 in the North End neighborhood, with the horse team, the "Nasty Blacks," behind them. From left to right: George Lindsay, John Stewart, Jim Lindsay, Bill Barts, and John Mitchell.
    • Foster Furniture Fire

    • Fire fighters; Smoke; Flame; Fire extinction; Stores, Retail; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A view of the Foster Furniture Fire, taken from the rear of the building. A fire fighter stands next to a barrel of fire and smoke. A crowd of people stand on the right side of the photograph and at the end of the alley.
    • Fire Prevention Week Demonstration

    • Fire prevention--Fire drills; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Department stores; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A roof escape demonstration takes place at the C. C. Anderson Department Store during Fire Prevention Week. Al Klein is pictured sliding down the canvas escape shoot, while a small crowd of women observe from the second floor of the store. Three...
    • Fire Prevention Week Demonstration

    • Fire prevention--Fire drills; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Department stores; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Firefighter Vern Compton is shown jumping from the C. C. Anderson department store building as part of a Fire Prevention Week demonstration. Six fire fighters wait below with a safety net to catch him, while a crowd watches the demonstration.
    • Idaho State Fire School

    • Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire stations; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Participants of the Idaho State Fire School pose with fire engines in front of the fire station on S. 16th Street. Book caption: "All of Boise's fire equipment was lined up in 1951 for this historic picture. The department was proud of these...
    • Boise Central Fire Station Interior

    • Fire stations; Fire fighters; Fire departments--Uniforms; Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Phonographs;
    • From caption in book: "Phonograph, suspenders, nonchalance, brass pole, and the quick-hitch drop harness." From left to right: John Mitchell, Walt Culver, Fred Lindsay, Ed Hilt, Charles Spore, Harlan Brane, W.G. Forster, Warren Morse, and Charles...
    • Fire Prevention Week

    • Geiger-Muller counters; Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Harry Burningham (fourth from left), Manager of Sears, Roebuck & Co., presents the Boise Fire Department with a Geiger-Muller Counter as a part of Fire Prevention Week Activities. Eight firemen are on hand to receive the device. The picture was...
    • Doc Roach Receives Merit Award

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Award presentations; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Caption from newspaper: "In recognition of 40 years of service to Boise, W.F. (Doc) Roach was presented with a Boise Chamber of Commerce certificate at the organizations February membership meeting Wednesday noon. Roach, who joined the Boise Fire...
    • Fire Prevention Week

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Boise State University; Fire engines; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Firehouse dogs; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A fire engine visits the Boise Junior College football game against Oakland Junior College as part of Fire Prevention Week. Pictured on the field at Bronco Stadium in front of the fire engine are, from left to right, Lieutenant Ken Hammond, Miss...
    • Doc Roach in the Office

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire chiefs; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Fire Chief Frank Pulaski (left) and Fire Prevention Captain Doc Roach (right) sit in their office. Doc Roach is on the telephone.
    • Boise Fire Station No. 2

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire engines; Fire fighters; Firehouse dogs; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Photograph of Boise Fire Station #2 in Boise's North End neighborhood, including the horse team the "Nasty Blacks" named Bird and King. On the carriage seat are Doc Roach and Captain James Lindsay. Standing on the engine is Hoseman Bill Cates,...
    • 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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