Massachusetts DEM District 1 covers Cape Cod with Breaker 6, one of the newest breakers on Cape.
DEM Breaker 6 was built on a 1972 AM General 2.5 ton military chassis with bodywork built in Vermont by V-TEC in 1998.
It has a 350 gpm pump and 750 gallon tank. It has a Class A foam pro injection system and 20K lb winch.
DEM Breaker 6 rear view.
DEM Breaker 6 with Patrolman Robert Crocker.
A unique fire station sign at the DEM District 1 Forest Fire Control
headquarters at Shawme Crowell State Forest in Sandwich.
State DEM District 1 Fire Patrol Truck 3
1996 Ford F250 4x4 Forestry Patrol Truck
45 gpm - 200 gal
(gas / automatic)
Class A foam
Patrol 3 at the Nickerson State Park "fire house" shown in Sept 2002.
Peter Martin has been the Lower Cape Patrolman for many years.
Shown with his truck Sept 2002.
State DEM District 1 Fire Patrol Truck 4
1986 Chevy K-30 4x4 Forestry Patrol Truck
54 gpm - 200 gal
(diesel / automatic)
State DEM District 1 Shawme Crowell State Park
has this RAT (Remote Area Trailer) in service equipped with
portable pumps and hose for areas that are difficult to access.
The RAT pack.
District 1 Forest Warden Clyde Tripp was a
leader in forest fire fighting on the Cape during
the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
Tanker 1 in 2007 parade
DEM District 2 patrol truck - 1985 Chevy 100/200/10 patrol truck.
Unit 16 also known as 2-1
1984 Chevy Patrol at Myles Standish.
Unit 17 also known as 2-2
Dozer 1 - 2000 John Deer dozer used for making fire breakers.
Myles Standish - District 2 - Forest fire headquarters.
CAPE COD BRUSH BREAKERS
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|
Massachusetts DCR - Bureau of Forest
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
Photos in this series are from various sources
including fire department and personal collections.