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CAPE COD BRUSH BREAKERS
"A pictorial history of the unique forest firefighting apparatus"
By Britton Crosby
First Posted January 2001 - Re-released April 2014
(Updated April 2014)
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Plymouth County Forest Fire Apparatus
1950s - 1960s
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|15 - Plymouth County Brush Trucks & Tankers - 1950s-1960s
1962 Onset PW
1967 Middleboro Jeep
This 1950s Dodge Power Wagon brush breaker served in the Manomet
section of Plymouth.
Halifax, Mass. in Plymouth county operated this truck. Light duty bars
protect the apparatus for off road work.
Carver brush breaker 24.
Old Plymouth breaker. Photo Feb 2005.
1950s GMC forestry truck, Marion Fire Department
Marion Engine 4
Marion Engine 4 shown at Wareham parade in 2007
Large brush breaker in Carver (Plymouth County).
Onset F-9 - 1962 Dodge Power Wagon 200 gallon forestry truck
Lakeville Engine 4 was a 1964 International / Maxim 250 gpm / 575 gallon
Lakeville's 1964 International / Maxim brush breaker became Forest Fire 2 (64)
1964 International / Maxim 750 gallon brush breaker operated by the
Marion Fire Department in Plymouth County was originally called Engine 5.
It later became Breaker 1.
Marion's Breaker 1 (127) is the 1964 International.
Freetown, MA Brush Breaker
1965 Jeep Forestry 8 belonged to the Wareham Fire Department.
Wareham Jeep Forestry 403 in 2007
This 1968 GMC / Maxim 250 / 500 Brush Breaker was originally owned
by Wareham Fire Department. Rochester later purchased it and
ran it as Breaker 195.
Plymouth Fire Department placed this 300 gallon International / Farrar brush breaker in service in 1970.