News and Events

2013 - 2014

 
 

Carver Fire Recruit Class of 2014 - April 18, 2014

Our PROUD Graduating Class of 2014 Front Row - New CFD Firefighters - David Bellando, Ryan Barry, Robert Costello, James Stagnitta, Steven Grecco, Zakery Sironen, John Lovendale - New Hanover Firefighters - Andrew Held, Alex Crawford and Evan O'Rouke Back Row -  Recruit Fire Instructors - Lieutenant Josh McDermott, Captain Vinny Nocera, Lieutenant Chris Vincent, Lieutenant Bill Froehlich, Lieutenant Mark Moran, Captain Carl Santos, Firefighter Mike Harriman, Lieutenant Eric Weston, Firefighter Rick Leopardi, Deputy Eric Germaine, and Captain Bob Telless

Fire Assistance Grant for new Fire Hoses/Nozzles – COMPLETED! - March 7, 2014

After almost a year of hard work by our team, our Fire Assistance Grant for new Fire Hose, Valves, Adapters and Nozzles for $116,000 awarded by FEMA is now complete!  Our Firefighters worked hard over the last couple weeks unpacking old attack and supply hose and repacking our new hose.  All new nozzles, suctions, a fair amount of valves, portable pools, and intake valves have been replaced.  A thank you to Firefighter Sean Bogart (Scooter) and his new daughter for...

Tanker 1 Rehab Project - January 13, 2014

Thanks to our taxpayers, our 1989 Maxim Tanker has been undergoing a major rehab! The project started in September with DPW mechanic Gerard Terrill installing new radial tires, upgraded LED scene and safety lighting, LED water level gauges, new tachometer, LED cabinet strip lighting and fixing some engine oil leaks.  Next, it was on to a sand blasting of the body and frame, a complete paint job and a refurbish of all aluminum diamond plate by M & R...

New Command Car 1 has Arrived! - November 3, 2013

Our new 2014 Command Car, assigned to Chief Craig Weston has arrived! Many hours of hard work are going into the design and equipment installation on our new 2014 Chevy Tahoe Command Vehicle.   The vehicle is equipped with a custom Admiral front radio console housing  two Motorola CDM 550 radios, a Bearcat BCT15X scanner with remote rear scanner head, built in navigation and rear view camera system, hands free phone system, on board laptop for mapping viewing our “I AM RESPONDING” system and a Whelen...

New Polaris Ranger 6X6 (Forestry 25) has Arrived! - November 2, 2013

Our new Polaris Ranger 6X6 has arrived and is in service at Station 1.  The unit was acquired at no cost to the Town through a generous grant from the Howard Maxim Foundation, and purchased from Greater Motor Sports out of Arlington, MA. This is a work in progress and as funds become available, we will slowly arrive at a finished product eventually equipping the vehicle with a Brush Fire skid unit and LED Scene / Emergency lighting.  For now, we have the unit equipped...

Annual Apparatus Competition – Engine 1 was the WINNER! - August 5, 2013

Amazing to see the Pride our Firefighters take in their apparatus!  This year, our annual apparatus competition focused on our three Front Line Engines that are 17, 18 and 19 years of age.   The winner of this year’s competition was Engine 1, detailed by Company 1.  Company one spent a total of 95 hours detailing their Engine in order to be ready for the white gloves of the judges.  Crews working on Engine 2 and 3 weren't that far behind. ...

Carver Fire Honor Guard heads to Fenway Park - August 1, 2013

We received news that our Fire Department Honor Guard has been selected to present the Colors at the start of the Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Thursday, August 1st.  A big tip of the helmet to Firefighter Rick Leopardi, who made it all happen by applying on behalf of our Department some time ago.  The opportunity was presented to us this past weekend and our Honor Guard Team is very excited!  We will be sending an eight...

Carver Fire Recruit Class of 2013 - April 16, 2013

Our PROUD Graduating Class of 2013. New CFD Firefighters – Jim Dishaw, Jason Hamlet, Matt Demers, Matt Barrington and Dan Leduc – New Hanover Firefighter, Matthew Terenzi Front Row – New CFD Firefighters – Jim Dishaw, Jason Hamlet, Matt Demers, Matt Barrington and Dan Leduc – New Hanover Firefighter, Matthew Terenzi Back Row – CFD Recruit Trainers – Firefighter Rick Leopardi, Lieutenant Frank Nye, Lieutenant Eric Weston, Captain Bob Telless, Lieutenant Mark Moran, Captain Matt Sears, Dive Master Josh McDermott, Lieutenant Vinny...

New Brush Breaker 27 has ARRIVED! - April 8, 2013

Our newest Brush Breaker is being built at the VTEC facility in Williamstown, Vermont is final HOME and we couldn't be happier!  The build started in mid May and is scheduled to be delivered mid March.  Hundreds of hours of committee thoughts and sketches have gone in to the design on our new Breaker.  The goal has been to not fix what isn't broken and to try and match our existing Brush Breaker fleet.  The challenge is that, due to...

Training Center Maze Rehab Project - February 20, 2013

Work has officially begun on the huge undertaking of rehabbing our maze building at the Fire Department Training Facility.  Firefighters Bob Vestute, Dave Buker and Christine Amaral have gotten the project off the ground by re-framing and removing the three dilapidated garage doors and adding some new trim.  Next it will be on to removing all the existing maze partitions and carpet in preparation of re-installing donated carpet and building new, more modern maze structures.  The project will take a few months to complete as we are all donating...