Carver Fire Department Chief's Message

Your Carver Fire Department is a goal-orientated organization that prides itself in providing a superior level of service to our community at the lowest possible cost to each taxpayer.

The mission statement of the Carver Fire Department is “To be a leading Emergency Service Organization by meeting or exceeding the needs of our community in Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression, and Rescue Operations” and has become the benchmark from which our goals are derived each year.

We would like to thank the residents of Carver for your support during 2017!  

2017 has been a year of accomplishments for our Department.  We officially put in service our new squad apparatus, continuing to rehab existing Brush Breaker 26, graduated 10 new Carver Firefighters utilizing our new training facility, completed an interior renovation of our Station 2 (all work done by our own Firefighters at zero cost for labor), promoted 6 new Fire Officers and successfully implemented the Assistant Deputy Fire Chief position.  These accomplishments don’t just happen by themselves, but come from the support of our community and hard work from the Officers and Firefighters of your Fire Department. 

We officially opened the doors to our new Fire Station and Training Facility on Sunday, January 15, 2017.  Our new facility has exceeded all expectations!  Increased Firefighter moral, increased training, elevated emergency preparedness and a flourishing Call Firefighting System has been the result.  In August, our new facility was recognized as a model across the county and given the Gold Medal Award for Fire Station design.  The award, presented by Firehouse Magazine, is recognized nationally and judged on fit, finish, design, and cost efficiency.

The Carver Fire Department continues to be one of the lowest funded Fire Departments in the Commonwealth, at an annual cost of $599,000 or about $52 per resident.  The dedication of our 80 member team is at the center of our flourishing Call Firefighting System that was nationally recognized in 2008 as showcased in Firehouse Magazine, a National Fire Service periodical.  Our system has been used as a model for several Fire Departments across the country, something that we can all be proud of.

MILESTONES OF 2017

  • Recognized for the Gold Standard in Fire Station Design by Firehouse Magazine
  • Promoted six new Fire Officers with in our Department
  • Successfully hired and are currently in the process of training six new Carver Firefighters
  • CFD was recently visited and studied by Fire Professionals from Brazil, in order to find ways to implement our On-Call Firefighter system within their country
  • Organized and hosted our largest Wildfire Exercise to 17 Communities with over 200 Firefighters in attendance
  • We continue to be nationally recognized as a model for other Fire Departments across the country
  • We manage and maintain a Professional Call Firefighting force that excels in regards to manpower for the critical daytime responses. Our daytime Call Firefighting force averages a 5.4 minute response time with 19 Firefighters on scene, statistics that we can all be proud of.
  • Successfully expanded our Dive Team to 10 Divers and 8 Support Personnel
  • We consider ourselves innovators of training. We continually explore and employ cutting edge practices in an effort to remain ahead of the curve in regards to training and personal safety.  Training  classes ranged from the live Structure Fire Training at our new Facility, Rapid Intervention Training, Cancer in the Fire House Seminar, Safety Officer Driving Drill, numerous Dive Drills and Officer Command Simulator Training.
  • By design, we continue to be one of the lowest funded Firefighter Departments in the State, ($52/resident) with 1.7% of Town budget being directed to the Fire Department
  • We educated a record number of school children and Town residents in the subjects associated with Ice Safety, YPAC, Fire Prevention and Home Fire Safety
  • We successfully managed a new Engine Design Committee, Wage and Benefit Committee, I AM RESPONDING Committee, Photo Team Committee, Fire Station Building Committee, Fire Station Technology Committee and Training Facility Committee. All of these Committees are TEAM oriented and focused on staying proactive in maintaining a Call Firefighting System.

I am extremely proud of the PRIDE and professionalism of each of our Firefighters in the performance of their duties in 2017. Their unselfish sacrifice, dedication, and loyalty are matched only by that of their families, as they to sacrifice every time our Firefighters are called to duty. I recognize the stress that this causes on their families and I am forever grateful for their support in allowing each one of our Firefighters to respond to help someone in their time of need.

This year our Department lost a good friend, retired Fire Captain Lenny Roby.  Lenny served the Carver Fire Department with loyalty, dignity and Pride from 1957 to 1996 as a Captain of Company 1.  Lenny will be missed dearly by all, but his passion for the Carver Fire Department will live on in all of us!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of our community for your support and investment in the Carver Fire Department during the past year. Your support matters and is appreciated by all of us here at CFD!

We would also like to thank Town Administrator, Michael Milanoski and all Departments and Boards of the Town for their cooperation and assistance over the past year.

We continually remind ourselves where we have come from and those people before us that got us here!

Respectfully submitted,


Craig F. Weston
Fire Chief

Eric P. Germaine
Deputy Fire Chief

Jesse Boyle
Assistant Deputy Fire Chief