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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 23
2000's

NEWEST BREAKERS

Plymouth Breaker 172
Coming soon - Mashpee Breaker 354

 

NEW PLYMOUTH BRUSH BREAKER


The newest Plymouth Brush Breaker - Breaker 172
2003 Freightliner FL-80 chassis / EJ Murphy
200 gpm / 650 gals / 25 gals Class A


New Plymouth B172 - not yet in service - March 2005


Plymouth, Breaker 172


Plymouth, Breaker 172
Rear of the breaker - walkway goes around both sides and the front of the tank.


Top of Breaker 172


Seatbelts are provided on top of the new breaker.

 

NEW MASHPEE BREAKER 354

 
Mashpee Breaker 354
2005 International 5600 / PolyMax Corp. brush breaker.
1000 gal / 650 gpm Waterous pump. 50 gals Class A foam.
Delivered 4/1/05.
 


Mashpee B354


The new breaker is big !


Equipped with a winch.


Breaker 354.


Pump and roll capacity.


Two forestry hose reels on the top deck.


B-354

 


The pump controls located behind the cab.


Part of the dash board.


A view from behind the wheel.


The "old" Breaker 354.
1967 International / Thibault 1000 gallon brush breaker being retired.

 



CAPE COD BRUSH BREAKERS


 

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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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