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 80 members are on a paid on call status.
Our 54th Carver Firefighter Association Clambake was success! For those that are not familiar, an old fashioned New England rock clambake is the annual fundraiser for the Carver Firefighters Association. The proceeds from the bake support scholarships, church donations, purchase training materials, as well as other endeavors which benefit the community. Preparing, cooking, and serving; clams, fish, onions, white potato, sweet potato, stuffing, hot dogs, sausage, corn and of course watermelon to feed 400 people is no easy task. But it is a long standing tradition on the 4th Sunday of every June for the men and women of the Carver Firefighters Association. Big props to our Bake Master, Billy Garnett and Ticket/Raffle Master Robert Telless, as they along with our Team of loyal Firefighters work really hard to make the day such a huge success! (Photo’s by our Comma Lady)
Our Fire Officer core worked together to create a combined Company 1 and 2 MVA Entrapment Drill this past Sunday. The main training topic was Motor Vehicle Accidents involving people trapped. Having to train a large group of firefighters is no easy task, so the drill was divided up into four training stations. There were two MVA stations where Firefighters used Jaws of Life Tools to systematically remove the doors, windows and roofs of two separate vehicles, freeing manikin occupants that were inside. Another vehicle station was close by, allowing firefighters to practiced setting up our Rescue Jack Stabilization System used to stabilize a crashed vehicle that has be rolled onto its side or is very unstable. Another station included our Tanker, Breaker 27 and Engines 1 and 2. Crews would practice dumping water from our Tanker and Breaker into our portable pools, then transfer that water from Engine 1 to an awaiting Engine 2. Engine 2's crew would then practice pump and roll techniques with the front master stream. All our new Engines are equipped with a pump and roll feature that allows the them to start spraying water as they approach a hazardous scene. This technique could be utilized at a plane crash, large pallet fire, dumpster or vehicle fire. Great drill with a lot learned by all! (Photo's by Retired Chief, Bill Harriman)