THE HISTORY OF DOZERS IN FIRE
THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO ALL OF THE PIONEERS AND OLD TIMERS WHO  OPERATED ALL TYPES OF DOZERS AND EQUIPMENT ON BRUSH FIRES OR EMERGENCY INCIDENTS.  THANKS TO THEIR EFFORTS AND SACRIFICES, OPERATORS TODAY ARE EQUIPED WITH THE BEST SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING TO ACCOMPLISH OUR JOBS ON THE FIRELINE.
CAL-FIRE BACK IN THE DAYL.A. COUNTY FIRE - UNKNOWN YEAR1937 Willys – Dozer Tender  back in 1949-1950Ed Hebert, Jim Simons and Red Calahan at scene of dozer rollover that killed operator Jasper Stevens. Unknown yearJames H. Simons was the Dozer Operator on this fire (Bel Air Fire?)  in the Topanga Canyon Area in 1948President Truman and Secretary of Agriculture Krannean congratulating Tractor Operator Simons of the Los Angeles County Department of Forester and Fire Warden on his selection as the American Forest Fire Foundation Medal of Heroism for his work done on the Bel Air Fire of 1948. James Simons sloping banks in Verdugo Hills. LA CountyJames Simons grading Glendale motorways. This is Descanso motorway behind Descanso Gardens in LaCanada, CA.Flood of 1936 in LaCresentaMotor Grader.  Circa 1934 – Dept. L.A. Co. Forester & Fire Warden.  James Simons, Operator.  Pictured – plymouth coupe, towed behind with 50 gallon fuel lashed on the front of the graderD7 Dozer at Verdugo Plantation by Verdugo Tower in Feb. of 1950.  This was a new dozer.  Pictured is Fay Willett who then was the swamper for Jim SimonsHD-10 on Newton Motorway in Malibu 1950.  The Operator was Bill Wing and Swamper is Fay Willett.  Willett is in the picture.  They were building Newton MotorwayJonsey Willett on D7 Dozer, Oat Mountain, 1942L.A. Co. Forester & Fire Warden Equipment - unknown yearL.A. Co. Forester & Fire Warden Equipment - unknown year.L.A. Co. Forester & Fire Warden Equipment - unknown year.L.A. Co. Forester & Fire Warden Equipment building dozerline- unknown year.L.A. Co. Forester & Fire Warden Equipment - unknown year.L.A. Co. Forester & Fire Warden Equipment - unknown year.L.A. Co. Forester & Fire Warden Equipment - unknown year.L.A. Co. Forester & Fire Warden Equipment, looks like brush crushing back in the days - unknown year.1944 federal transport carrying a 1944 D7 bulldozer. Acquired in 1947 and 1948.  It was assigned to the Santa Clara Unit.