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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 27
2000's

NEW TANKERS
West Tisbury, Aquinnah, Onset, Sandwich, DCR, West Barnstable


West Tisbury Tanker 734
2003 International / U.S. Tanker
1250 gpm / 2200 gallon tanker
Very similar to the 2000 Tanker 733.

 


Aquinnah Tanker 333
2006 International / Greenwood
500 gpm / 2000 gallon tanker

 


Onset Tanker 148
Onset acquired this surplus 1977 AM General 2.5 ton military tanker
from the state in 2008. It has a 1200 gallon tank and 125 gpm pump.


Onset Tanker 147
The tanker was renumbered as T-147 and
the breaker was renumbered B-148


Sandwich Tanker 464
Sandwich acquired this 1987 Mack R chassis in 2008.
The 2002 Fire One 2000 gallon tank and 300 gpm pump unit were transferred from the
1980 AM General military 6x6 chassis to the newer chassis.

 

 

 

 

 


West Barnstable Tanker 286
1991 Oshkosh former fuel truck was acquired by WBFD
and converted to a tanker in 2008.
It has a 5000 gallon tank.


Tanker 286 in 2010

 


DCR Tanker 833
The 1975 Dodge tanker originally from Lanesboro that West Barnstable acquired during the
refurbishing of T-296 eventually was returned to the state that relocated it to
Martha's Vineyard.


3500 gallon tanker

 


NEW FORESTRY UNITS
Wellfleet, Orleans, DCR


Wellfleet Forestry 90
2007 Chevy 4x4 / Built in Wellfleet Forestry Truck
250 gpm / 200 gallons/ 20 Class A


Orleans Forestry 169
2009 Ford F550 4x4 Forestry
250 gpm / 300 gallons / 20 Class A foam
 

 


DCR 1-3 (830)
2008 Ford F550 / Pro-Tech Forestry Patrol
250 gpm / 250 gallon / 20 Class A
Assigned to Martha's Vineyard

 

 



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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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