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    • 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.
    • 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 Bureau

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention; Fire departments--Officials and employees; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Three fire fighters stand in front of a Boise Fire Prevention vehicle, a 1940s era Ford Coupe, left to right: Inspector Ted Seibel, Inspector Earl Robinson, and Fire Marshall Doc Roach.
    • Sonna Building Fire

    • Fire extinction; Fire hose; Fire fighters; Smoke; Fires; Department stores;
    • Thick smoke billows from the roof of the Sonna Building in downtown Boise. Fire fighters send three streams of water from hoses on the street in through the windows above the J.C. Penney Building. Hoses line the 900 block of Main Street.
    • 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...
    • Idaho State Penitentiary Riot

    • Prison riots; Fire departments--Equipment and supplies--Aerial ladders; Fire fighters; Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site (Idaho);
    • The Boise Fire Department responds to a riot at the Idaho State Penitentiary. Fire fighters use the aerial fire truck from Boise Fire Department No. 1 to gain access to the Penitentiary. One man observes from the bottom of the ladder, while...
    • 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...
    • Fourth of July Parade

    • Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Parades; Fourth of July celebrations; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • The Boise Fire Department poses in front of the Central Fire Station on Sixth Street during the holiday parade. Four horse-drawn fire engines stand in the background, while the remaining members of the Boise Fire Department are arrayed in front of...
    • Sprouse-Rietz Variety Store Fire

    • Fire extinction; Fire fighters; Smoke; Fires; Fire hose; Stores, Retail; Variety stores; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Smoke pours out of the front door and windows of the Sprouse-Reitz Variety Store. Two ladders are propped up against the store front. Two fire fighters spray water from a hose directly into the store, while two fire fighters walk on the sidewalk...
    • 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 Central Fire Station

    • Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire fighters; Fire engines;
    • Pictured is the newly built Boise Central Fire Station, along with four chemical engines, four teams of horses, fire dog, and the fire fighters. Book caption: "The first professional department, its new Central Station, and all equipment, 1904."
    • 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,...
    • Idaho State Fire School

    • Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Fire engines; Fire stations; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Participants of the Idaho State Fire School pose with fire engines in front of the fire station on S. 16th Street. Book caption: "All of Boise's fire equipment was lined up in 1951 for this historic picture. The department was proud of these...
    • Things Not to Do Campaign

    • Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Smoking;
    • One of many photographs taken as part of the fire prevention series on "Things not to do." Fire fighters Art Gregory (left) and Marion New (right) at the Central Fire station smoke cigarettes over a pile of debris.
    • Things Not to Do Campaign

    • Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters;
    • One of many photographs taken as part of the fire prevention series on "Things not to do." Captain Charles Brock disposes of his ash tray in a garbage can while he sits at his desk in the Central Fire Station.
    • Things Not to Do Campaign

    • Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Smoking; Service stations;
    • One of many photographs taken as part of the fire prevention series on "Things not to do." Boise fire fighter Don Baker pumps gasoline into a truck while smoking a cigarette.
    • 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...

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