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    • Urban bicycle route system : master plan

    • Bicycles & tricycles; Transportation;
    • A development program for a desired bicycle system in the Boise Metropolitan area. Emphasis is placed on providing service to the commuter and recreational bicyclist, and separating bicyclists and motor vehicles whenever possible for safety.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Boise City Fire Department Ribbon

    • Fire departments; Ribbons; Balls (Parties);
    • Ribbon from the third annual ball of the Boise City Fire Department. Four sequins are sewn to the ribbon. Four colored ribbons hang from the pendent and read Boise Engine, No. 1 (red), Relief Engine, No. 1 (cream), Ada Hook and Ladder (light blue),...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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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