The Town of Barnstable Forest Fire Department built this brush breaker (B-212) in 1962.
The 1962 International / Maxim 500 gallon brush breaker was stationed in Centerville.
When the T.O.B.F.F.D. was disbanded in 1975, the Centerville-Osterville
Fire Department took over the breaker.
The COMM Fire Department operated the 1962 International breaker until its
retirement in 1995. The medium sized brush breaker had a 500 gallon tank
and gasoline motor.
The COMM FD Breaker 317 at a small brush fire.
Onset F-9 - 1962 Dodge Power Wagon 200 gallon forestry truck
Lakeville Engine 4 was a 1964 International / Maxim 250 gpm / 575 gallon
Lakeville's 1964 International / Maxim brush breaker became Forest Fire 2 (64)
1964 International / Maxim 750 gallon brush breaker operated by the
Marion Fire Department in Plymouth County was originally called Engine 5.
It later became Breaker 1.
Marion's Breaker 1 (127) is the 1964 International.
Freetown, MA Brush Breaker
State Breaker 5 was a 1964 FWD / Farrar 1000 gallon brush breaker.
It served Cape Cod from Shawme Crowell State Forest in Sandwich.
State Breaker 6 at a July 4th parade in Cotuit in 1980s.
State Breaker 5 & 6 were twin 1964 FWD / Farrar 1000 gallon brush breakers.
Both served the Cape into the 1990s.
Old State FWD Brush Breaker was operated by the Brewster Fire Department for a period of
time during the 1990s after the two old Maxim brush breakers went out of service.
A State fire truck from District 5 along with one of the 1964 FWD State breakers at
a fire on the Cape in the 1960s.
State Breaker 3-7 would have served in Bristol County. A 1960s FWD / Farrar breaker, it
was very similar to the Cape breakers.
CARVER FIRE 1964
Cape Cod and Plymouth county brush breakers responded to a large
forest fire in Carver in May 1964.
Carver fire 1964.
Carver fire 1964
Several structures were also destroyed.
Dense smoke from the Carver fire in 1964.
1965 Jeep Forestry 8 belonged to the Wareham Fire Department.
Cape Cod National Seashore operates several fire apparatus to protect the seashore.
This 1965 International L-1700 4x4 / Darley tanker has a 250 gpm pump and 1000 gallon tank.
Maxim built Falmouth a tank truck in 1965. The International 4x4 carried 1000 gallons
of water. Tanker 1 (35) is still in service in Falmouth.
Falmouth Tanker 18, 1965 International. Originally Tanker 1 (35).
Sandwich replaced its 1939 brush breaker in 1965 with a Dodge brush breaker.
Sandwich Breaker 143 was built in 1965. The Dodge Power Wagon
built by Maynard had a 600 gallon tank.
Sandwich Fire Department's 1960s Dodge Breaker 142 several years after retirement.
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.