The Second Generation County Brush Breaker C-14
The second county brush breaker (1942 Ford) was replaced in 1958 by this
Maxim custom 800 gallon brush breaker. This No.2 (C-14) was assigned to the
West Barnstable Fire Department from 1958 until 1985.
West Barnstable's 1956 Ford/Bean pumper and county brush breaker C-14 extinguished a
grass fire behind this barn.
A County brush breaker (C-14) is refilled by the East Sandwich tanker. A fire patrol truck is also shown.
BARNSTABLE COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER No.4 - SECOND GENERATION
The Maxim Motors Fire Apparatus Company built this custom brush breaker for
Barnstable County No.4 in 1960.
The Barnstable County Forest Fire Service built this brush breaker in 1960
to replace the 1949 No.4 Ford brush breaker in Dennis.
The custom Maxim brush breaker No.4 was designated C-12.
It served in Dennis from 1960 to the 1980s.
The rear of C-12 in front of the Dennis fire station along with a GMC patrol truck.
Former county C-12 then went to the Brewster Fire Department where it was
designated as Breaker 235 for a number of years.
Brewster breaker 235, the 1960 Maxim formerly County C-12.
Brewster retired Breaker 235 in 2001. It is shown here behind the Brewster FD.
Breaker 235 retired behind the Brewster Fire Station.
BARNSTABLE COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER No.3 - SECOND GENERATION
The Second Generation County Brush Breaker C-13
County brush breaker No.3 (C-13) was assigned to Orleans. It was a custom 1963 Maxim
800 gallon brush breaker.
Barnstable County brush breaker C-13 at the Orleans fire station in 1960s
along with the 1950s FWD and 1966 Mack.
When C-13 retired from the County service in Dennis,
the Eastham Fire Department operated it. Eastham added
some teeth to the breaker.
Former county C-13 behind the Eastham Fire Station.
The Brewster Fire Department took on the former County C-13 (1963 Maxim) for a number
of years. It was called Brewster breaker 255. Brewster had both C-12 and C-13 for years
until they became mechanically unable to be fixed.
Brewster Breaker 255 (Originally C-13) shown in March 2001.
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|
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.