EJ Murphy built this brush breaker for Carver Fire Department in 1991.
It is an International / Murphy 250 /750 breaker assigned to Carver Station 1.
This 1991 International / Metal Masters forestry truck is assigned to the Cape Cod National Seashore.
F-277 has a 500 gallon tank, 175 gpm pump, and Class A foam.
The CCNS Forestry 277 in Sept 2002.
This is what the rear of CCNS Forestry 277 looks like.
The Seashore station at Marconi in South Wellfleet.
This brush breaker was built for the Rochester Fire Department. It is a 1984 Chevy 4x4,
with bar work and bodywork built in 1990. Breaker 194 carries 800 gallons and has (2) 250 fire pumps.
Kingston Fire Department's 1992 International / EJ Murphy Brush Breaker
with 350 gpm pump and 750 gallon tank also served as a rescue truck
carrying the Jaws for a time.
Brewster Fire Department received this 1994 Ford F350 Forestry truck built by EJ Murphy.
It has a 300 gallon tank, 300 gpm pump, Class A foam and a host of rescue and other equipment.
Otis Breaker 8 (408) was built in 1995 by the Otis Firefighters on a 1983 AM General
military 5 ton chassis. It carried 950 gallons of water.
Otis Breaker 9 (409) was also built in 1995 by Otis Firefighters. It is on a 1976 Gibson
military chassis. This also has a 950 gallon tank.
Breaker 409 in 2005
Breaker 409 in 2009
Otis Brush Breaker door.
COMM Fire Department placed this GMC / Fire One forestry truck in service
in 1995. It has a 250 gpm pump and 200 gallon tank, as well as 20 gallons of
Class A foam. Forestry 317 replaced Breaker 317's 1962 International.
Chatham Fire Department placed this 300 gallon Ford forestry truck in service in 1996.
Chatham Forestry 187.
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.