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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.
    • Three Generations of Fire Trucks

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

    • 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.
    • Things Not to Do Campaign

    • 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.
    • Things Not to Do Campaign

    • Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Smoking; Service stations;
    • One of many photographs taken as part of the fire prevention series on "Things not to do." Boise fire fighter Don Baker pumps gasoline into a truck while smoking a cigarette.
    • The Boise Business Barometer

    • Municipal government; Demography;
    • Business statistics for the City of Boise, including number of Deeds, Mortgages, Bank Debits, Building Permits, Parking Meter Collections, Gas Consumption, Water Users, Power Users, Telephones, School Census, Airline Passengers and number of...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Sonna Building Fire

    • Fires; Hotels; Rubble; Department stores;
    • Looking north, the destruction looms from the Sonna Department Building fire. The sign from "Hotel Boise" stands above the pit, with the foothills in the background.
    • Sonna Building Fire

    • 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.
    • Sonna Building Fire

    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Montgomery Ward Fire

    • Department stores; Fires;
    • Exterior of the Montgomery Ward building, taken the day after the fire. Smoke and fire damage is visible and the sidewalk has been blocked directly in front of the building.
    • Montgomery Ward Fire

    • Department stores; Fires; Rubble;
    • 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.

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