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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.
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Fire Extinguisher Demonstration

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire fighters; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire extinguishers; Smoke; Hospitals, Convalescent; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A Fire Prevention Week demonstration takes place at the Elks Convalescent Home for polio patients. A firefighter demonstrates the use of a fire extinguisher to put out a mattress fire, while the other firemen and the nurses observe. Doc Roach is...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Fire Engine Parade

    • Parades; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire engines; Fire fighters; Stores, Retail;
    • A horse-drawn fire engine, driven by two fire fighters, takes part in a parade in downtown Boise. A crowd of people line the street to watch. The engine is proceeding east on the 800 block of Main Street. Businesses visible in the photo on the...
    • Fair Week Parade

    • Parades; Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Trolley cars; Street-railroads;
    • A parade of fire engines takes place down the middle of the street as people watch from the sidewalk during Fair Week in Boise. According to penciled notes on the back of the photo, the scene is at 12th and Main Streets and the parade included...
    • 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,...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Drill and Hose-Drying Tower

    • Fire stations; Ladders; Fire fighters;
    • A postcard featuring the drill and hose-drying tower, five stories high. Five firemen lean from the ladder attached to the exterior of the building, with two men standing on top of the building. Caption reads:"A hose drying tower was built onto...
    • Fire Prevention Week Demonstration

    • Fire prevention--Fire drills; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Fire engines; City halls;
    • A roof escape demonstration at City Hall during Fire Prevention Week. A crowd of people line the sidewalk on the other side of Bannock Street to watch. Two men on stand at the top of the slide on the roof of City Hall, while a group of men wait at...
    • 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...

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