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.
Company's 1, 2 and 3 responded to a possible Structure Fire on Crystal Lake Drive in our Center Carver district. Once on scene, it was determined that the augur on a pellet stove had become stuck and filled the home with smoke. Fire crews checked the entire home to be sure of the source. The home was quickly vented and the homeowners had a Merry Christmas! (Photo's by Firefighter Mike Shaw)
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 Firefighter Mike Shaw)