NEW PLYMOUTH BREAKER 175
Plymouth Breaker 175
Plymouth built this brush breaker in 2006. The Freightliner FL80 chassis was acquired in 2005 and EJ Murphy
built the brush breaker in 2006. It has a 200 gpm pump, 650 gallon tank, and a 25 gallon class A foam system.
It went in service July 2006 at Station 5.
The new Breaker 175 replaced this 1991 International / Murphy
brush breaker which was reassigned as Breaker 375 serving
as a spare breaker.
PLYMOUTH BREAKER 375
The 1991 International / EJ Murphy brush breaker, formerly 175, was reassigned as Breaker 375
at Station 5 serving as a spare brush breaker.
HARWICH FORESTRY 67
Harwich Forestry 67
2006 Ford F350 with 250 gpm / 200 gals
replaced older forestry truck.
WEST TISBURY BREAKER 732
West Tisbury Breaker 732
This 2006 Sterling / EJ Murphy brush breaker went in service in Oct 2006.
It has a 300 gpm pump, 650 gallon tank, and has a 20 gallon class A foam
system. The impressive new breaker replaced the 1959 Ford / Maynard
(W.Tisbury FD photo)
2007 photos of West Tisbury Breaker 732
West Tisbury Breaker 732
West Tisbury Fire Department Breaker 731
1972 AM General 2.5 Ton 6x6 / 1998 V-TEC Brush Breaker
350 gpm - 750 gal - 15 Class A
Formerly State Breaker 6
Turned over to W Tisbury in 2007
Old West Tisbury brush breaker 732.
1959 Ford / Maynard 750 / 750 brush breaker.
ONSET BREAKER 147
Onset Breaker 147 in 2004.
Onset fire department members rebuilt their brush breaker in 2006.
The old tank was removed. All the iron bar work was redone. The basic design was tweaked.
Onset Breaker 147
The refurbished brush breaker is a 1974 Military chassis.
The truck was completely refurbished and now has a poly 750 gallon tank.
Photos Feb 2007
Myles Standish - District 2 Headquarters
Myles Standish apparatus April 2007
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.