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John Anderson, July 3, 2018


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains recorded interviews with Boise citizens. Notable topics include Boise Bench history, Greenbelt history, Foothills Levy history, Boise Fire Department history, Boise Police Department history, and personal and political histories of former mayors and councilmembers.


  • July 3, 2018


919.12 Megabytes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


In his interview with Gaby Thomason on July 3rd, 2018, John Anderson, who served as a Boise firefighter, offered his memories of working from the years 1973-1998. In that time, Anderson served as a firefighter, senior firefighter, captain, and battalion chief. Anderson spoke on the following topics: How he came to live in Boise and join the Fire Department; what he loved about the work; working out at the airport station; working as Battalion Chief; the Eastman Fire; the 8th Street Fire; fires caused by hazardous materials; firehouse pranks; transition of responsibilities on medical calls and more.

Repository Details

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150 N Capitol Blvd
PO Box 500
Boise Idaho 83701