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.
Health and Safety Officer, Captain Bob Telless, designed another great driving drill with a twist this year. The drill consisted of three stations where firefighters each got a chance to drive a variety of CFD apparatus through DOT designed drving courses. The first station consisted of a serpentine style course where Firefighters used Rescue 1, and Breakers 27 and 28 to navigate the "S" like course going forward and then used a spotter to back through the entire course. Next up was the "Diminishing roadway and backup" of course. Firefighters used Rescue 2, towing our Hovercraft, to enter a simulated 9' 6" roadway, which diminished to 8', navigating a sharp conner and then having to back into a simulated water source. The twist of the day was at the third station which resembled a narrowly design road way where firefighters used Engine 3 and Tanker 1 to simulate responding to a structure fire down a very narrow roadway. Crews had to lay a 4" supply line about 100', use the Tanker to tie in our Carver connection and charge Engine 3's new Blitz Fire nozzle to knock down a barrel target. All events of the day had a judge and were timed with penalties assigned. Overall, firefighters enjoyed the healthily competition while testing their driving skills. Drills like this make us all better firefighters and help keep us SAFE! (Photo's by Chief Craig Weston)
Company's 1 and 3 responded to a seemingly routine Fire Alarm call at a residential home on Tremont Street in South Carver. On arrival, Firefighters surveyed the exterior of the structure seeing a slight haze on the first floor. With no one home at the residence, firefighters had to make a forcible entry through the front door finding the home full of smoke. Command, Deputy Germaine, ordered the incident be upgraded to a structure fire. Firefighters searched the home, opening up interior walls, finding fire inside. Crews quickly knocked down the fire and went to great lengths in salvage and overhaul operations to save the home from further damage. It was determined that heat from the wood stove chimney had ignited timbers in the wall and attic area. A good lesson that just when you start to get complacent of another Fire Alarm call with nothing showing, think again! The family just had a new baby boy, with mom and son scheduled to come home from the hospital the next day. Thanks to a newly installed fire alarm system and a quick knock down, a tragedy was averted! (Photo's by Retired Firefighter Gerry Farquharson)