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CAPE COD BRUSH BREAKERS

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A PICTORIAL HISTORY *
By Britton Crosby
January 2001
(Updated March 23, 2010)

Page 8
1950's - 1960's
1950'S BRUSH TRUCKS


Falmouth Fire Department operated this 1955 Dodge Power Wagon brush truck as Car 33
for many years.  


Yarmouth Engine 6 was a 1957 Dodge Power Wagon brush truck.
It served in Yarmouth until 1994.


Yarmouth 's 1957 Dodge Engine 6.


1950s GMC Forest fire patrol from Dennis Fire Department.


This 1957 International S-120 patrol truck was originally owned by the Greenwood
Estate in the Manomet section of Plymouth.  Shown with P.F.D. on the door,
it also fought fires in Plymouth with its 60 gpm pump and 300 gallon tank..


In 1967, it was sold to another private ownership, serving as a fire truck in the
Great Island section of West Yarmouth.  It remains in service today.

 
This 1950s Dodge Power Wagon brush breaker served in the Manomet
section of Plymouth.


Halifax, Mass. in Plymouth county operated this truck.  Light duty bars
protect the apparatus for off road work.


Carver brush breaker 24.


Marion Engine 4


Marion Engine 4 shown at Wareham parade in 2007




Large brush breaker in Carver (Plymouth County).


A Plymouth brush breaker is shown operating at a fire in Carver.


Apparatus lined up at Cape brush fire.


A pumper, patrol truck, and brush breaker.


Brush breakers and tanker.


Brush breaker


This brush breaker was originally an airport crash truck.
It was turned into a brush breaker by the Town of Barnstable
and housed at Centerville.  It later served as the first fire truck
in the Forestdale section of Sandwich c.1967.


The Town of Barnstable Forest Fire Department housed a 1947 Dodge (former crash truck) brush
breaker at the Centerville Fire Station, along with the 1942 Ford Engine 4 and 1950 Ford / Maxim Engine 2.
The Forest Fire Department's 1950 Ford patrol truck is also pictured.

 

 



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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
Page 27 - 2000s - 2008 Tankers & Forestry Units
Page 28 - 2000s - 2009 Breakers
Page 29 - 2010s - 2010 Brush & Forestry Units

 

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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