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    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...

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