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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:...
    • Fire Pumper at Bronco Stadium

    • Fire engines; Fire prevention; Boise State University;
    • A Boise Fire Department fire pumper sits on the track at Bronco Stadium during half time of the Boise Junior College and Oakland Junior College football game as a part of Fire Prevention Week activities.
    • 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 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...
    • Fire Prevention Week at Cole Elementary School

    • Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Clowns; Elementary schools; Entertainers;
    • A Fire Prevention Week assembly at Cole Elementary School featuring Lieutenant Ken Hammond as Bozo the Fire Clown and Juggler. Schoolchildren seated in the gymnasium and the rafters watch the show. Thirty four assemblies were held at twenty five...
    • 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...
    • Fire Prevention Week

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Boise State University; Fire engines; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Elementary schools; Entertainers; Magicians; Clowns;
    • As part of Fire Prevention Week, activities were scheduled at all of the Boise School District schools. Pictured are the 1957 Fire Prevention Week presenters and the principal of Campus School (on the campus of Boise Junior College) in front of a...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Boise Fire Department Stations

    • Fire engines; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses;
    • Color postcard featuring images of the exteriors of the three fire stations in Boise. Upper left: Boise Chemical Station No. 2; upper right: Boise Chemical Station No. 3; and center: Boise Central Station.
    • Miss Flame Contestants

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Fire Prevention Week at Monroe Elementary School

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Elementary schools; Entertainers; Magicians;
    • Entertainer Gene Perkins gives a presentation during Fire Prevention Week at Monroe Elementary School. A crowd of students sit on the grass and watch the presentation. Doc Roach leans against the bed of the truck behind the presenter.
    • Governor Smylie with Fire Prevention Pamphlet

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Smylie, Robert E. (Robert Eben), 1914-; Fire chiefs; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Governor Robert Smylie is presented with the book "I Smell Smoke" written by Paul Kearney. Located in the Governor's Office at the State Capitol, from left to right: Governor Robert Smylie, Fire Marshal Doc Roach, Fire Chief Steve Taylor, and the...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Boise Fire Department Engine

    • Fire fighters; Fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses;
    • Six firefighters ride on a fire engine pulled by three horses. The firefighters are putting on their uniforms as the engine is in motion. Sign on engine reads "B.F.D." The phrase "Topping Photo 1910" is handwritten on the photograph.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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