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    • Elks Lodge Fire

    • Smoke; Theaters--Idaho; Fire engines;
    • Smoke billows out the top of the Elks Lodge at the corner of 9th and Jefferson Streets, as viewed from one block east on Jefferson, at the corner of 8th. The Pinney Theatre and a fire engine stand in the foreground.
    • Idaho Power Window Display

    • Displays in education; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire extinguishers; Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies;
    • A window display created by the Idaho Power Company in its sales room on Idaho Street as part of Fire Prevention Week. The window display includes five fire prevention posters, along with six different versions of fire extinguishers, a model fire...
    • 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

    • Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire engines; Boys; African American children
    • Twin brothers with the last name of Smith slide down a fire pole as part of Fire Prevention Week. Another boy stands to the left of the pole. A fire engine sits inside the station behind the children.
    • Ballou-Latimer Fire

    • Drugstores; Smoke; Fire extinction; Fire engines;
    • Smoke billows from the drugstore, where a fire truck is parked out front. A crowd of people watch the fire from across the street. A man and a woman walk away from the scene in the foreground.
    • 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.
    • 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 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.
    • 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...
    • Boise City Hall Fire

    • City halls; Smoke; Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies;
    • Smoke billows from the first floor of the Boise City Hall building while a crowd of people point and look on from the sidewalk.
    • 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...
    • Forbidden Palace Restaurant Explosion

    • Explosions; Restaurants; Fire fighters;
    • View from the rear of the building after a propane gas line leading to a stove caught fire. Firefighters and volunteers search through the wreckage. Six people were killed and fifty injured in the explosion.
    • 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...
    • 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),...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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