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    • Chemical Fire Engine

    • Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles;
    • A chemical fire engine is chained to a post in front of Boulevard Market as part of the Fire Prevention Week activities. Writing on the sign identifies the engine as a Chemical Fire Engine made by American LaFrance Fire Engine Co. in 1899. A fire...
    • 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,...
    • 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 Police Department

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Police; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A photo of the 1922 Boise Police Department taken in front of City Hall, which was then located at the corner of 8th and Idaho streets. Standing, from left to right, are Marvin Wright, Roy Scott, Harold Stone, Ed Hill, Joe Black, Bill Simpson,...
    • Fire Prevention Week Parade

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Parades; Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles; Fire prevention--Study and teaching;
    • As part of the evening parade during Fire Prevention Week, Doc Roach (left) and Hank Rensmeyer (right) drive the old chemical fire engine. Roach is wearing a mask and Rensmeyer is dressed as "Miss Flame 1776".
    • Fire Prevention Week Parade

    • Parades; Fire engines; Fire prevention; Stores, Retail;
    • As part of the Fire Prevention Week activities, an evening parade took place. This photo was taken as the parade crossed Ninth Street, heading west on Main, in front of the Yates Building (only the sign is visible). A fire engine is in the...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Avenue Market Fire

    • Fire extinction; Fires; Flame; Smoke; Stores, Retail;
    • Flames and smoke billow upwards from the building while the Avenue Market sign hangs on its side. Water streams shoot towards the fire from the bottom right of the photograph. The Avenue Market was located on Warm Springs Avenue near the old Idaho...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Idaho State Fire School

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire engines; Fire chiefs; Fire marshals; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • The Officers of the Idaho State Fire School Association. Top row (left to right): Secretary to Boise Chief and Fire Marshal Flora Worthan, Boise Fire Captain Earl Robinson, Ketchum-Sun Valley Fire Chief Richard Ransom, Burley Fire Chief Otis...
    • 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...

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