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CAPE COD BRUSH BREAKERS

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A PICTORIAL HISTORY *
By Britton Crosby
January 2001
(Updated November 25, 2007)

Page 18
2000's
1990s PLYMOUTH BRUSH BREAKERS


Plymouth Forestry 172 is a 1990 International / EJ Murphy 750 gallon brush breaker.


1990 International / Murphy brush breaker was originally 172.  Reassigned as B-177.


Plymouth Forestry 178 is a 1992 International / EJ Murphy 600 gallon brush breaker.


Plymouth Forestry 179 is a 1993 International / EJ Murphy 600 gallon Brush Breaker.


Forestry 174 is a 1992 International / EJ Murphy 750 gallon brush breaker assigned to South Plymouth.


Plymouth's newest... Breaker 173 is a 1999 International / EJ Murphy 250 gpm / 750 gallons.
Presently assigned to North Plymouth Station 7.


Yarmouth Forestry 46 was a 1994 Ford F350 4x4 / Fire Resources truck with a
175 gallon tank and class A foam.  It presently serves as a squad with no water.

 


1990s WAREHAM BREAKERS


Wareham Breaker 376 - 1978 Kaiser mil 6x6 - EJ Murphy brush breaker built in 1991.



Wareham Breaker 402 - originally 376
1978 Kaiser 6x6 / 1992 EJ Murphy
 


1970 Kaiser Military 6x6 / 1995 EJ Murphy 250 / 1000 brush breaker.
Forestry 4 - Reassigned forestry 1 in  Sept 2004.


Wareham Breaker 404.

 


1997 Ford F250 4x4 Forestry Patrol Truck
35 gpm - 100 gal
(diesel / standard)


Lakeville Forest Fire 1 is a 1997 International / V-Tech 500 gpm / 800 gal brush breaker with
a class A foam system.


Onset built this 350 gallon light duty brush breaker in 1997.


Onset F-9 (149) 1997 Ford 350 gallon brush truck and 1974 military 6x6 Breaker F-7 (147) put in service
in Onset in 2000.  F-7 has 250 gpm pump and 800 gallon tank with 30 gallons of class A foam.


Onset Breaker 147 put in service in 2000.


Brewster Fire Department Forestry 238 is a home made Forestry vehicle
built on a
1975 Dodge Power Wagon 4x4 Forestry Truck
100 gpm - 135 gal 
In service 1997.

 


The Dennis Fire Department built this unique forestry truck 110 in 1999
on a Ford F450 4x4 chassis.  It has a 225 gpm pump with class A foam
and a 400 gallon tank.  It replaced the 1971 Dodge power wagon.
In 2002 this was reassigned as Forestry 108.


The rear of Dennis Forestry 108 in 2002.


Dennis Forestry 108, originally 110.
 

 



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More Pages of Brush Breakers

Page 1 - 1920s - 1930s - First Brush Breaker
Page 2 - 1920s - 1930s - Forest Fires / Memorial
Page 3 - 1920s - 1930s - Fire Towers / Patrol Plane
Page 4 - 1930s - Early Brush Trucks / Breakers
Page 5 - 1930s - 1950s - First County Brush Breakers  
Page 6 - 1940s - 1950 - Early Brush Breakers
Page 7 - 1950s - Second Generation Brush Breaker
Page 8 - 1950s - Brush Trucks
Page 9 - 1950s - 1960s - Second County Brush Breakers
Page 10 - 1950s - 1970s - Breakers and Patrol Trucks
Page 11 - 1960s - Brush Trucks and Fires 
Page 12 - 1960s - Fires and Brush Breakers
Page 13 - 1960s - 1970s - Third Generation Breaker
Page 14 - 1970s - County & Town Brush Breakers
Page 15 - 1970s - 1980s - Brush Breakers & Tankers
Page 16 - 1980s - Breakers & Fires
Page 17 - 1990s - Brush and Forestry Trucks
Page 18 - 1990s - Brush and Forestry Trucks
Page 19 - 1990s - State Forest Fire Apparatus
Page 20 - 1990s - 2000s - Brush Breakers
Page 21 - 2000s - Breakers and Tankers
Page 22 - 2000s - Brush Breakers & Tankers
Page 23 - 2000s - Newest Breakers
Page 24 - 2000s - 2005 Brush Season
Page 25 - 2000s - 2006 Brush Breakers
Page 26 - 2000s - 2007 Brush Breaker Training

 

Related Links

Massachusetts DCR - Bureau of Forest Fire Control
Forest Fire Lookout Association
History Early Fire Towers
Massachusetts Fire Tower Locations
CCFD.com - Plymouth Brush Breaker Drill April 2006
CCFD.com - Plymouth-Wareham Brush Fires May 2006
CCFD.com - Sandwich Fire Tower 2006


NOTE
Photos in this series are from various sources
including fire department and personal collections.

 

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