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    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Fire Prevention Week Demonstration

    • Fire departments--Equipment and supplies--Aerial ladders; Fire prevention--Fire drills; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire engines; Fire fighters;
    • A Fire prevention Week Demonstration takes place in front of City Hall, on Bannock Street opposite Capitol Park, with the Hotel Boise in the background. A fire fighter stands on top of an aerial ladder and demonstrates the hose spraying water. A...
    • Peasley Warehouse Fire

    • 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...
    • Sprouse-Rietz Variety Store Fire

    • 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 Engine Parade

    • Parades; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire engines; Fire fighters; Stores, Retail;
    • A horse-drawn fire engine, driven by two fire fighters, takes part in a parade in downtown Boise. A crowd of people line the street to watch. The engine is proceeding east on the 800 block of Main Street. Businesses visible in the photo on the...
    • 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...
    • Drill and Hose-Drying Tower

    • Fire stations; Ladders; Fire fighters;
    • A postcard featuring the drill and hose-drying tower, five stories high. Five firemen lean from the ladder attached to the exterior of the building, with two men standing on top of the building. Caption reads:"A hose drying tower was built onto...
    • Fire Prevention Week Demonstration

    • Fire prevention--Fire drills; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Fire engines; City halls;
    • A roof escape demonstration at City Hall during Fire Prevention Week. A crowd of people line the sidewalk on the other side of Bannock Street to watch. Two men on stand at the top of the slide on the roof of City Hall, while a group of men wait at...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • Idaho State Fire School

    • Fire prevention--Fire drills; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire departments--Equipment and supplies--Aerial ladders; Fire engines; Fire fighters; Fire stations;
    • As part of the Idaho State Fire School, a hook and ladder truck gives a demonstration at the Boise fire station at 16th and Front. The view is looking east on Front Street, toward the Peasley Warehouse. A crowd of onlookers surrounds the...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Ballou-Latimer Fire

    • Drugstores; Fire extinction; Smoke; Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire hose; Hotels;
    • City street scene with smoke billowing out of the Ballou-Latimer storefront. On the right side of the photo is a crowd of people standing on the sidewalk in front of the Pacific Hotel. Fire hoses run down the center of the street.
    • 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...
    • 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.

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