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    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Boise Fire Department Engine

    • Fire fighters; Fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses;
    • Six firefighters ride on a fire engine pulled by three horses. The firefighters are putting on their uniforms as the engine is in motion. Sign on engine reads "B.F.D." The phrase "Topping Photo 1910" is handwritten on the photograph.
    • 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),...
    • Boise Fire Station No. 2

    • 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 James Lindsay. Standing on the engine is Hoseman Bill Cates,...
    • 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...
    • Boise Fire Station No. 3

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Front view of the Chemical No. 3 building facing Front Street, at 16th. Five men dressed in uniform; three standing on sidewalk, left to right: W. F. "Doc" Roach, Leo Boren, and J. P. Belsher; two men sit on the chemical fire engine pulled by two...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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 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".

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