Carver Fire Department upgraded its brush breaker fleet in the late 1990s.
Breaker 28, assigned to South Carver, is a 1999 International built by EJ Murphy.
Carver Breaker 28 has a 250 gpm pump and 750 gallon tank.
It has a diesel engine and automatic transmission.
Breakers 27, 28, and 29 are all very similar...one at each of Carvers 3 stations.
Carver Breaker 28 at training exercise in 2006.
In 2000, Onset placed this 800 gallon brush breaker in service as Breaker 147.
Yarmouth Fire added this 1986 Chevy 4x4 Forestry Truck in 2000.
250 gpm / 250 gals
Forestry truck in Foxboro, Mass.
Sandwich's New Breaker
The Sandwich Fire Department has been building a new brush breaker on a
former Military 5 ton chassis. The new 1000 gallon breaker
It is nearing completion Nov. 2001.
Sandwich's new Breaker in Spring 2002, nearly finished except for painting.
Sandwich Breaker spring 2002.
The Sandwich Breaker May 2002 painted red and ready for lettering.
The new breaker will become B461 and run from Station 1.
It has a 1000 gallon tank, 250 gpm pump, class A foam, and winch.
New Sandwich Breaker 461 in service July 2002.
The door of B461.
The post 9/11/01 patriotic paint job on the bars protecting the rear mounted pump
2001 MASHPEE BREAKER 353
Mashpee's New Breaker
The Mashpee Fire Department aquired this former military
2.5 ton chassis a few years ago to use as a breaker chassis.
The 1971 AM General Military 2.5 ton 6x6 chassis was sent off
to be turned into a Brush Breaker in 2001. The new Breaker 353 has a
250 gpm pump, 500 gallon tank, and a class A foam system.
Mashpee Breaker 353 in 2001.
Mashpee Breaker 353 in 2001.
The Mashpee Breaker 353 in 2002.
The rear of the new Breaker 353 and the older breaker.
2001 BOURNE BREAKER 129 REFURB
Bourne Fire Department put a newer chassis under Breaker 129 in Spring 2001.
The 1971 Jeep Corp Military 2.5 ton 6x6 replaced the 1952 Reo chassis
formerly under the 1986 Brush Breaker. 250 gpm & 750 gallon.
Bourne Breaker 129 can be seen right of center approaching a fire in a marsh area
near the Bourne High School in winter 2002.
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.