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.
From all accounts, our annual CFD sanctioned scavenger hunt was once again a huge success! This was a competitive training exercise we termed a scavenger hunt. The goal of the event/exercise has always been geared to mixing training, competitiveness, a fun time and great prizes into a series of six training exercises that would involve CFD equipment, apparatus and the skills of our Firefighters. Approximately 40 Firefighters participated in the event. Instead of a race to the end, this year each event for each Company, was individually timed. The total times for the six events were calculated and the lowest cumulative time declared the winner. Company 2, named “Water Supply”, finished all their tasks the quickest edging Company 1 the “Halligans” by 2 minutes, claiming them the grand prize. Company 3, named “No Brakes” gave a great effort finishing in third. Although Company 2 was the official winner, in the end each Company was rewarded with a commercial snow blower for their Station. In the past, Firefighters have brought their personal snow blowers to the Station during severe storms to clear snow from the walkways and apparatus bays. The purchase was certainly needed and appreciated by all our Firefighters. After the event, everyone that participated was treated to lunch at Station 1. In our profession, you have to train hard, for you never know when or what type of emergency you will be facing. We believe that you also have to be able to have a good laugh or two! All said and done, the scavenger hunt accomplished the goals we set out to accomplish. Six out of the box training exercises involving Firefighter skills, keeping a large number of Firefighters in Town ready to respond to any emergencies, developing comraderie among the group and sharing some laughs! A very special “THANKS” are in order to Deputy Germaine, who orchestrated the whole drill, with help from Captain Telless, Firefighter Mike Terrill, Retired Chief Billy Harriman, Retired Firefighter Jon Fortier, Building Committee member George Callahan, Retired Firefighter Gary Weston, and my Comma Lady. (Photo's by Captain Bob Telless)
It was certainly a high point within Carver Fire history, when our Honor Guard was given the opportunity to return to Fenway Park and present the Colors! The text messages and pictures were beaming into our phones as the the CFD entourage was receiving the royal treatment at Fenway Park. Photo Team Photographers, Steve Falconer, and Bill Harriman some great photos, which have been posted on the web page. Firefighter Mike Rick Leopardi, who orchestrated the invitation, got some good video of the opening ceremony, which was not televised. You can’t help but feel very proud! Your Honor Guard works very hard behind the scenes, giving a lot of time to practice, so when they are called upon, they represent us at the highest level. We can’t thank Firefighter Rick Leopardi for working diligently behind the scenes to make this happen. The crew got a chance to go inside the Green Monster and see the memorable scoring system, toured both the home and away dugouts, and got a chance to act like celebrities! Our Honor Guard last visited the park in 2013. (Photo's by Retired Chief Bill Harriman)