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...
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...
Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire engines; Fire fighters; Firehouse dogs; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire departments--Uniforms;
Photograph of Boise Fire Station #2 in Boise's North End neighborhood, including the horse team the "Nasty Blacks" named Bird and King. On the carriage seat are Doc Roach and Captain Jasper Lindsay. Standing on the engine is Hoseman Bill Cates,...
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.
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.