The Carver Fire Department is located in Southeastern Massachusetts.
We proudly protect 11,368 people living in an area of 39.58 square miles. We operate out of three stations that protect a primarily residential/agricultural area. Our Department is a Public Department whose 75 members are on a paid on call status.
Firefighters from Company’s 1 and 3, utilizing Engine 1 and 3, Rescue 1, Breaker 28 and Car 1 responded to an MVA with at least one person trapped in a motor vehicle. Captain Matt Sears was first on scene reporting one person trapped with a total of three people injured. While Firefighters prepared to work with the Jaws of Life, additional ambulances and a Med Flight Helicopter was requested by Carver EMS. Carver Police closed the roadway down and assisted our First Responders. Firefighters used all the cutters, spreaders and rams off of our Heavy Rescue to free the trapped person. Due to the extent of the entrapment, it was determined that this would be an extended extrication. Carver EMS worked quickly to try and stabilize the patient, while Firefighters removed the vehicles roof, front and rear drivers side doors and dislodged the driver’s seat in order to get enough room to free the driver. Once the driver was freed and in EMS care, a Med Flight landing zone was established at our LZ #4 (Carver Elementary School) under the Command of Captain Bob Telless. Firefighters from Company 2, using Engine 2 and Breaker 28, secured the landing zone and helped Carver EMS load the patient who was then flown to a Boston Hospital. We hope and pray that the driver will be ok, as all emergency personnel used all their skills and tools to provide the best care possible. (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Shaw)
Our newest Recruit Firefighters get their first opportunity to try on their full PPE gear and work with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA’s) during Thursday nights class. Fire instructors Lieutenants Chris Vincent, Bill Froehlich and Jesse Boyle teach weekly SCOTT checks along with some basic techniques of donning and doffing their SCBA’s. At their next class, they will get a crack at our new maze prop and practice search and rescue techniques in our smoke house. (Photo's by Firefighter Mike Shaw)