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CAPE COD BRUSH BREAKERS

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A PICTORIAL HISTORY *
By Britton Crosby
January 2001
(Updated March 23, 2010)

Page 20
2000's
1999 CARVER BREAKER 28


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.

 

2002 SANDWICH BREAKER 461


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.

Bourne Breaker 129 in 2007

 





 



CAPE COD BRUSH BREAKERS


 

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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

 

Related Links

Massachusetts DCR - Bureau of Forest Fire Control
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


NOTE
Photos in this series are from various sources
including fire department and personal collections.

 

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