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    • 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".
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Boise Central Fire Station

    • Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire fighters; Fire engines;
    • Pictured is the newly built Boise Central Fire Station, along with four chemical engines, four teams of horses, fire dog, and the fire fighters. Book caption: "The first professional department, its new Central Station, and all equipment, 1904."
    • 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.
    • 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;
    • 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 Penitentiary Riot

    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • Things Not to Do Campaign

    • 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.
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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