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CAPE COD BRUSH BREAKERS

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A PICTORIAL HISTORY *
By Britton Crosby
January 2001
(Updated August 8, 2010)

Page 29
2010's

2010 FORESTRY UNITS
DCR Units


DCR FORESTRY 5
2003 International 4x4 chassis
650 gallon tank and pump from former Breaker 5
Being built March 2010
To be assigned to Vineyard


DCR FORESTRY 5
2003 International S1900 4x4 chassis
shown with 250/650 skid unit mounted
from old Breaker 5
 


DCR "Tender 7"
1993 International 1200 gallon Tanker

Tender 7
Photos August 2010

 


Brush Breaker 18 (2-4) Retired
The last of the (4) 1964 FWD/Farrar State Brush Breakers
has been retired as of 2010 and will not be replaced.

 


DCR District 2
Kubota with 30 gallon tank used for campfires and other forest work.


DCR Tanker 2-6


Future Tanker 2-6 chassis


DCR District 2 Fire Warden
2009 Ford F350


DCR Car 2-3
1993 Chevy 3500 4x4 100/250 forestry at Myles Standish


Former Halifax brush breaker at Myles Standish

 


2010 FORESTRY UNITS
Sandwich


 
Sandwich Forestry 468
2010 Ford F350
250 gallon skid tank & pump unit


 


2010 NEW TANKER/TENDER
Cape Cod National Seashore

CCNS TENDER 279
2001 Freightliner FL106 / Darley
500gpm / 2000 gallons
Formerly at Acadia National Park, Maine
to CCNS Spring 2010

 


Retired CCNS Tanker 279
1965 International / Darley
250/1000

 


2010 NEW BRUSH BREAKERS
Falmouth & Wareham

Falmouth Breaker 18
2010 International / V-Tec
250 gpm / 750 gallons
Delivered July 2010 - In Service August 2010

 


Falmouth Breaker 18
New International Brush Breaker chassis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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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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