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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 22
2000's

2002 CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE


The Cape Cod National Seashore took delivery of this 2002 Ford / Boise Mobile Equipment
forestry unit with a 285 gallon water tank and class A foam system.  


The CCNS forestry unit replaced the 1991 Metal Masters forestry unit 277.


Edgartown Forestry 230 2002 Ford with 150 gallon skid tank.

 

2002 SANDWICH TANKER 464
 

Sandwich acquired this 1980 AM General 5 ton former military chassis to build a new tanker.


Sandwich Tanker 464
1980 AM General 6x6 5 ton military chassis / 2002 Fire One
300 gpm / 2000 gallon Tanker with a 200 gallon Class A foam tank



Sandwich Tanker 464
 

Sandwich Tanker 464
 

Sandwich Tanker 464


Sandwich Tanker 464
 
2006 Photos of Sandwich Tanker 464
 

 
 

2003 EASTHAM SPECIAL HAZARDS AND TANKER
 

The 1991 International 4x4 / Metal Masters forestry truck that belonged to the Cape Cod National
Seashore was acquired by the Eastham Fire Department in 2003.




Eastham turned the vehicle into a Special Hazards / Forestry unit 158.



Eastham Special Hazards 158 was painted red in 2004.
It has a 175 gpm pump - 500 gallon tank - and has 20 gallons of class A foam.
 
 

Eastham added a cascade air system and lighting to the Special Hazards 158.



Eastham also added a tanker to the roster in 2003.
Tanker 157 was purchased used from a department in Canada.




Eastham Tanker 157 is a  1997 GMC / Almonte 500 gpm / 2000 gallon tanker.


 

 
 

Eastham Tanker 157


 


Eastham Tanker 157
 



Orleans Fire Department's new Forestry 169 under construction in 2004.

 

Orleans F169 - March 2005

Orleans Forestry 169 in 2006
 

West Barnstable placed this 2004 Ford F350 Forestry Truck in service as Patrol 290.


 

2004 ROCHESTER BRUSH BREAKER 194  

Rochester Breaker 194 - 2004 International 7400 4x4 / Brodeur Machine Works
(2) 150 gpm pumps / 685 gals / 35 Class A Foam
front and rear winches. 



Rochester Breaker 194 - 2004 International 7400 4x4 / Brodeur Machine Works
(2) 150 gpm pumps / 685 gals / 35 Class A Foam
front and rear winches. 

 
 
 

Rochester Breaker 194 - 2004 International 7400 4x4 / Brodeur Machine Works
(2) 150 gpm pumps / 685 gals / 35 Class A Foam
front and rear winches. 

 
 

Rochester Breaker 194 - 2004 International 7400 4x4 / Brodeur Machine Works
(2) 150 gpm pumps / 685 gals / 35 Class A Foam
front and rear winches. 

 

 
 

 
 
 



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
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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