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 were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the Federal Road (Landfill) area of South Carver. Engines 1, Engine 3 and Car 3 were directed into a very remote clearing, finding a large logging feller buncher that was on fire. Prior to notifying the Fire Department, onsite work crews dumped about 10 yards of dirt on top of the excavator to try and smother the flames. This action hampered firefighters efforts as the sand had to be removed with hose lines in order to access the hidden fires in the engine compartment. This was a muddy messy fire with crews being onscene for about an hour while Engine 2 covered our central station. Fire crews spent another 2 hours back at the station cleaning hose lines and air paks of mud and sand. If you notice in the pictures above, they even let me squirt water for a while. The Mass DEP was notified as approximately 30 gallons of fluids leaked from the machine prior to the Fire Departments arrival. (Photo's by Deputy Eric Germaine)