Pictures for the year of 2018

 
 

Breakfast with Santa – Station 1 (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - December 2, 2018

The BIG GUY Santa himself was in the house this past Sunday with gifts and good cheer for all!  Santa and his elves had their hands full as this was the most attended Santa Breakfast on record with over 140 Firefighters and their families on hand to mingle with Kris Kringle…  This event is all about family time and obviously the Children!  A huge thank you to everyone that helped make this event the great success that it was!  From...

Breakfast with Santa – Station 1 (Photo’s by Deputy’s Germaine and Boyle) - December 2, 2018

The BIG GUY Santa himself was in the house this past Sunday with gifts and good cheer for all!  Santa and his elves had their hands full as this was the most attended Santa Breakfast on record with over 140 Firefighters and their families on hand to mingle with Kris Kringle…  This event is all about family time and obviously the Children!  A huge thank you to everyone that helped make this event the great success that it was!  From...

“REMEMBERING A VERY GOOD JAKE” – JOE PECK - November 21, 2018

We lost “A VERY GOOD JAKE” on  October 25, 2018.    Captain Bob Telless - "Very sad day for the Department today, last night Firefighter Joe Peck passed away.  I have had the honor and pleasure to know, play and work with Joe since we were both eight, it has always amazed me the grit, determination and tireless effort that Joe put into life.  He was always smiling, and I can honestly say I never ever heard him say a bad word...

Company 1 Chimney Fire Drill – CFD Training Facility - November 4, 2018

During the month of November all CFD Company’s focused on Chimney Fires as their monthly drill topic.  Our new Training Facility was designed to include a Chimney Fire Prop.  Firefighters can start a small smoldering fire in the lined fireplace on the first floor, while crews extend ladders to the roof, lowering a chimney fire line through the built in flue, clearing obstacles and extinguishing the fire.  Secondarily fire crews use thermal imagers inside the building to check for any...

Safety Officer Driving Drill – All Company’s – CFD Training Facility - October 21, 2018

Carver Fire Safety Officer, Bob Telless successfully put together a DOT Driving exercise, for all CFD Freighters, held at our new Training Facility.  Captain Telless worked very hard in putting together a classroom presentation, which included a driving video, PowerPoint training lecture and practical driving stations, designed according to DOT standards.  Each driving station was supervised by an Officer or a senior Firefighter, calculating points and keeping time.  Firefighters used an Engine, Breaker, Tanker, Rescue and a Dive Rescue to...

Dive Drill – Sampsons Pond - September 30, 2018

Our Dive Team was hard at work refining there newly learned skills this past weekend.  It is imperative that both our line tenders and divers be on the same page and practice working together on a regular basis. Neither the tender nor diver can see each other, so all commands have to be done utilizing rope signals and underwater communication systems. (Photo's by Retired Chief, Bill Harriman)

2018 Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill – Company 2 – CFD Training Facility (Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - September 16, 2018

Company 2 got their turn at the Deputy’s Structure Fire drill this past Sunday morning.  Crews got to train realistically, with live fire burns in multiple rooms, real time vertical ventilation, and zero visibility search and rescue evolutions, all occurring simultaneously.  Every time a CFD firefighter can hone their live fire skills working under real fire conditions, raises our firefighters confidence when they are working the real thing! (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman)

2018 Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill – Company 1 – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - September 15, 2018

Company 1 got their turn at the Deputy’s Structure Fire drill this past Saturday morning.  Crews got to train realistically, with live fire burns in multiple rooms, real time vertical ventilation, and zero visibility search and rescue evolutions, all occurring simultaneously.  Every time a CFD firefighter can hone their live fire skills working under real fire conditions, raises our firefighters confidence when they are working the real thing! (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill)

2018 Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill – Company 1 – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - September 15, 2018

Company 1 got their turn at the Deputy’s Structure Fire drill this past Saturday morning.  Crews got to train realistically, with live fire burns in multiple rooms, real time vertical ventilation, and zero visibility search and rescue evolutions, all occurring simultaneously.  Every time a CFD firefighter can hone their live fire skills working under real fire conditions, raises our firefighters confidence when they are working the real thing! (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi)

2018 Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill – Company 1 – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle) - September 15, 2018

Company 1 got their turn at the Deputy’s Structure Fire drill this past Saturday morning.  Crews got to train realistically, with live fire burns in multiple rooms, real time vertical ventilation, and zero visibility search and rescue evolutions, all occurring simultaneously.  Every time a CFD firefighter can hone their live fire skills working under real fire conditions, raises our firefighters confidence when they are working the real thing! (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle)

2018 Experienced Firefighters Night – Station 1 - September 10, 2018

Our annual “experienced firefighters” night, is a great time to honor our 25+ year veterans of CFD.  Over 70 retired members as well as special invited guests joined active firefighters for an appreciation dinner, while special awards are presented. The highlight of the evening was active Firefighters Bob Middendorf and Dave Buker along with retired Lieutenants Alan Dunham and Mark Moran receiving their 25 year Life Member Awards from the Carver Firefighters Association.  An engraved brick with each of their...

2018 Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill – Company 3 – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Chief, Bill Harriman) - September 9, 2018

Company 3 got their turn at the Deputy’s Structure Fire drill this past Saturday morning.  Crews got to train realistically, with live fire burns in multiple rooms, real time vertical ventilation, and zero visibility search and rescue evolutions, all occurring simultaneously.  Every time a CFD firefighter can hone their live fire skills working under real fire conditions, raises our firefighters confidence when they are working the real thing! (Photo’s by Retired Chief, Bill Harriman)

2018 Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill – Company 3 – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Alex Lovejoy) - September 9, 2018

Company 3 got their turn at the Deputy’s Structure Fire drill this past Saturday morning.  Crews got to train realistically, with live fire burns in multiple rooms, real time vertical ventilation, and zero visibility search and rescue evolutions, all occurring simultaneously.  Every time a CFD firefighter can hone their live fire skills working under real fire conditions, raises our firefighters confidence when they are working the real thing! (Photo’s by Firefighter Alex Lovejoy)

CFD Movie Night – Station 1 - August 24, 2018

Our 2nd annual Movie Night was considered a success!  We had about 25 CFD Children attend the event.  All were treated to a unbelievable candy table set up by Lisa Boyle, homemade popcorn, movie trivia games with prizes and of course the movie “INCREDIBLES”.  It was a great night and we will definitely do it again next year! (Photo’s by our Comma Lady)

2018 Deputy’s Scavenger Hunt – All over Town (Photo’s by Retired Chief, Bill Harriman) - August 19, 2018

From all accounts, our 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 five training exercises that would involve CFD equipment, apparatus and the skills of our Firefighters.  Approximately 35 Firefighters participated in the event.  Company 2, named “Water Supply”, finished all their tasks the...

2018 Deputy’s Scavenger Hunt – All over Town (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy, Jesse Boyle) - August 19, 2018

From all accounts, our 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 five training exercises that would involve CFD equipment, apparatus and the skills of our Firefighters.  Approximately 35 Firefighters participated in the event.  Company 2, named “Water Supply”, finished all their tasks the...

2018 Deputy’s Scavenger Hunt – All over Town (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - August 19, 2018

From all accounts, our 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 five training exercises that would involve CFD equipment, apparatus and the skills of our Firefighters.  Approximately 35 Firefighters participated in the event.  Company 2, named “Water Supply”, finished all their tasks the...

2018 Deputy’s Scavenger Hunt – All over Town (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - August 19, 2018

From all accounts, our 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 five training exercises that would involve CFD equipment, apparatus and the skills of our Firefighters.  Approximately 35 Firefighters participated in the event.  Company 2, named “Water Supply”, finished all their tasks the...

2018 Carver National Nightout - August 9, 2018

What a fantastic time and great turnout at Carver's Night Out last night.  A great job organizing by Carver Police and help from our Firefighters made for a great evening! There were a lot of positive comments from the public in regards to our Public safety Departments.  You all must be pretty tired, I know I am as I was dunked about a 1,000 times in the dunk tank.  Pay back is certainly coming for all those that had fun...

2018 Apparatus Competition – CFD Headquarters - August 6, 2018

Amazing to see the Pride our Firefighters take in their apparatus!  This is the 12th year of our Apparatus Competition. This year, crews focused on our three Front Line Engines, Pierce Impel PUC’s, purchased in 2016.  The winner of this year’s competition was Engine 3, detailed by Company 3.   Crews working on Engine 1 and 2 weren’t that far behind.  Crews spent days buffing our scratches, cleaning all tools, cleaning interior compartments, cabs were reorganized and cleaned, and the Maxim...

Dive Team Achieves Training Certification - July 25, 2018

Carver Divemaster and Lt. Austin White and Assistant Divemaster John O’Connell announced that the CFD dive team has achieved the advanced certification of Public Safety Diver following several months of training. Austin White, John O’Connell, Eric Germaine, Josh McDermott, Mark Durling, Adam Lauzon, Nina Logan, Stephen Maccini, Alex Morena, are all certified to the level of Public Safety Diver. Robert Vestute, Cj Gillis, Christine Amaral, Matt Barrington, Adam Flood, Kevin Wilson, and John Rota are certified as Public Safety Diver...

Structure Fire – Adams Circle - July 7, 2018

CFD Companies 1, 2, and 3 responded to a structure fire on Adams Circle in South Carver.  Upon arrival, (within 2 minutes) Lieutenant Bogart (303) assumed Command with a large mobile home fully involved and a vehicle in the driveway.  Crews from first due Engine 3 worked quickly to knock down the heavy fire from the exterior and then performed a primary search of the building, thinking the homeowner might still be inside.  With no occupants found, defensive operations were...

4th of July Parade Details - July 4, 2018

Breakers 23, 27, and 28, along with Engine 2 and Squad 1 participated in 4th of July Parades in Plymouth and Duxbury.  Crews spent the entire week getting the rigs parade detail ready.  Their “PRIDE” in our apparatus really shows! (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle)

Annual Firefighters Clambake – Carver Sportsman’s Club (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - June 24, 2018

Our 54th Carver Firefighter Association Clambake was a 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....

Annual Firefighters Clambake – Carver Sportsman’s Club (Photo’s by our Comma Lady) - June 24, 2018

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...

Company 1 and 2 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Chief, Bill Harriman) - May 20, 2018

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...

Company 1 and 2 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy, Jesse Boyle) - May 20, 2018

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...

2018 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Retired Chief, Bill Harriman) - April 29, 2018

The 2018 Spring Brush Fire Drill was AWESOME!  Deputy Germaine, our Officer/Firefighter staff and some really good friends of CFD, braved the elements and organized our annual Brush Fire Drill at the Plymouth/ Carver Airport this past Sunday.  13 Brush Breakers, 2 UTV’s, and about 150 personnel participated from Carver, Wareham, Onset, Plympton, Duxbury, Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett, State DCR (District 6), State ISU, County Fire Plane and one drone aircraft represented 8 Plymouth County Communities and 2 state agencies. The...

2018 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - April 29, 2018

The 2018 Spring Brush Fire Drill was AWESOME!  Deputy Germaine, our Officer/Firefighter staff and some really good friends of CFD, braved the elements and organized our annual Brush Fire Drill at the Plymouth/ Carver Airport this past Sunday.  13 Brush Breakers, 2 UTV’s, and about 150 personnel participated from Carver, Wareham, Onset, Plympton, Duxbury, Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett, State DCR (District 6), State ISU, County Fire Plane and one drone aircraft represented 8 Plymouth County Communities and 2 state agencies. The...

2018 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - April 29, 2018

The 2018 Spring Brush Fire Drill was AWESOME!  Deputy Germaine, our Officer/Firefighter staff and some really good friends of CFD, braved the elements and organized our annual Brush Fire Drill at the Plymouth/ Carver Airport this past Sunday.  13 Brush Breakers, 2 UTV’s, and about 150 personnel participated from Carver, Wareham, Onset, Plympton, Duxbury, Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett, State DCR (District 6), State ISU, County Fire Plane and one drone aircraft represented 8 Plymouth County Communities and 2 state agencies. The...

2018 Recruit Graduation Picture - April 17, 2018

Our Proud Graduating Class of 2018 Front Row - Firefighter Jack Condon, Firefighter Josh Janczewski, Firefighter Alex Lovejoy, Firefighter Eric Mueller, Firefighter Stephen Flynn, Firefighter Kam Murphy Back Row - Assistant Deputy Chief Jesse Boyle, Firefighter Rick Leopardi, Captain Frank Nye, Captain Eric Weston, Captain Bob Telless, Captain Bill Froehlich, Lieutenant Bob Middendorf, Lieutenant Geoffery Thomas, Lieutenant Josh McDermott, Lieutenant Austin White, Lieutenant Sean Bogart, Firefighter Matt Sears, Deputy Chief Eric Germaine

Recruit Training Practical Exam/Graduation – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - April 14, 2018

What an a great day on Saturday with the graduation of our Recruit Class of 2018.  Our 6 newest Firefighters all made it through their final practical exam in the morning to graduation in the afternoon.  Family and friends attended to witness that special moment when titles change from Recruit to FIREFIGHTER! The ceremony included speeches by Association President Middendorf, Deputy Germaine, Assistant Deputy Boyle and Chief Weston. Official Department Badges, Accountability ID’s and Graduation Certificates were presented.  This was a day...

Recruit Training Practical Exam/Graduation – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Shaw) - April 14, 2018

What an a great day on Saturday with the graduation of our Recruit Class of 2018.  Our 6 newest Firefighters all made it through their final practical exam in the morning to graduation in the afternoon.  Family and friends attended to witness that special moment when titles change from Recruit to FIREFIGHTER! The ceremony included speeches by Association President Middendorf, Deputy Germaine, Assistant Deputy Boyle and Chief Weston. Official Department Badges, Accountability ID’s and Graduation Certificates were presented.  This was a day...

Recruit Training Practical Exam/Graduation – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - April 14, 2018

What an a great day on Saturday with the graduation of our Recruit Class of 2018.  Our 6 newest Firefighters all made it through their final practical exam in the morning to graduation in the afternoon.  Family and friends attended to witness that special moment when titles change from Recruit to FIREFIGHTER! The ceremony included speeches by Association President Middendorf, Deputy Germaine, Assistant Deputy Boyle and Chief Weston. Official Department Badges, Accountability ID’s and Graduation Certificates were presented.  This was a day...

Structure Fire – Main Street (Photo’s by Retired Chief Bill Harriman) - April 9, 2018

On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 15:23, Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of South Main Street.  The initial response were Engines 1, 2, and 4, Rescue 1, Tanker 1, Breakers 27 and 29, Command Cars 1 and 2 and Squad 1.  Chief Officers were on scene within one minute of dispatch with the first arriving Engine Company on scene in under 5 minutes.  Heavy fire conditions were reported...

Structure Fire – Main Street (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - April 9, 2018

On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 15:23, Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of South Main Street.  The initial response were Engines 1, 2, and 4, Rescue 1, Tanker 1, Breakers 27 and 29, Command Cars 1 and 2 and Squad 1.  Chief Officers were on scene within one minute of dispatch with the first arriving Engine Company on scene in under 5 minutes.  Heavy fire conditions were reported...

Structure Fire – Main Street (Photo’s by Rob Reardon, All Companies Working) - April 9, 2018

On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 15:23, Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of South Main Street.  The initial response were Engines 1, 2, and 4, Rescue 1, Tanker 1, Breakers 27 and 29, Command Cars 1 and 2 and Squad 1.  Chief Officers were on scene within one minute of dispatch with the first arriving Engine Company on scene in under 5 minutes.  Heavy fire conditions were reported...

Structure Fire – Main Street (Photo’s by Retired Deputy Chief, Mark Weston) - April 9, 2018

On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 15:23, Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of South Main Street.  The initial response were Engines 1, 2, and 4, Rescue 1, Tanker 1, Breakers 27 and 29, Command Cars 1 and 2 and Squad 1.  Chief Officers were on scene within one minute of dispatch with the first arriving Engine Company on scene in under 5 minutes.  Heavy fire conditions were reported...

Structure Fire – Main Street (Photo’s by Resident, Dawn Mantia) - April 9, 2018

On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 15:23, Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of South Main Street.  The initial response were Engines 1, 2, and 4, Rescue 1, Tanker 1, Breakers 27 and 29, Command Cars 1 and 2 and Squad 1.  Chief Officers were on scene within one minute of dispatch with the first arriving Engine Company on scene in under 5 minutes.  Heavy fire conditions were reported...

Horse Assist – Center Street - April 5, 2018

Fire crews did a little bite of Horse Rescuing this past week... Horses aren't normally in our job description, but when a person or even an animal calls for help, we go!  This horse, who shall remain nameless, is 36 years old and somehow took a fall in her stall overnight.  After being exhausted, she just couldn't get her footing and became trapped in a narrow barn doorway.  Firefighters worked to make the door way twice as wide and then...

Recruit Training Class #21 – Water Supply’s - April 5, 2018

Our Recruit Trainers go above and beyond in teaching our newest Firefighters proper fire pump operations.  Firefighters got a chance to operate our new front line Engines, a Brush Breaker and a Tanker, pumping in realistic operational scenarios.  Learning how to draft water out of our portable pools is a must when you become a firefighter in Carver.  Our new Training Facility with onsite pressurized hydrants and great lighting helped take everything to the next level.  Great job TEAM! (Photo’s...

Recruit Training Class #20 – Wildfires - April 3, 2018

On Tuesday night, our Recruit Instructors and some loyal helpers put on an awesome Wildfire class for our new Firefighters.  Normally, the recruit training wildfire class is held as a classroom setting, but in recent years it has been a bigger hit to load up all our recruits on three Brush Breakers and travel the woods.  Breakers 27, 28 and 29 participated in the exercise, as a rolling wildfire class took place in the rear of each breaker.  Our new...

Recruit Training Class #16 – Rescues Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - March 20, 2018

Our new Recruit Firefighters put their recently learned classroom knowledge to work at an MVA rescue practical at our Training Facility.  Two donated vehicles were on hand, allowing our Recruit Instructors to guide our new Firefighters through the process of using the Jaws of Life, air bags and specialized rescue tools to free simulated trapped occupants.   In addition, Carver EMS brought over an Ambulance for our new Firefighters to become more familiar with.  (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training Class #16 – Rescues Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Danny Wilcox) - March 20, 2018

Our new Recruit Firefighters put their recently learned classroom knowledge to work at an MVA rescue practical at our Training Facility.  Two donated vehicles were on hand, allowing our Recruit Instructors to guide our new Firefighters through the process of using the Jaws of Life, air bags and specialized rescue tools to free simulated trapped occupants.   In addition, Carver EMS brought over an Ambulance for our new Firefighters to become more familiar with.  (Photo’s by Firefighter Dan Wilcox)

Recruit Training Class #13 – Midterm (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - March 10, 2018

Our new Recruit Firefighters were put through the paces on Saturday, testing all the skills they have learned thus far. Instructors tested them on Search and Rescue Techniques, Pumps Operation, Fire Control, Weekly SCBA Checks, Maze Scenarios and Self Rescue. Overall, we are very, very proud of how our new Firefighters are doing. They are all meshing very well together and it looks like they will be a perfect fit to our TEAM. (Photo's by Firefighter Rick Leopardi)

Recruit Training Class #13 – Midterm (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Jesse Boyle) - March 10, 2018

Our new Recruit Firefighters were put through the paces on Saturday, testing all the skills they have learned thus far. Instructors tested them on Search and Rescue Techniques, Pumps Operation, Fire Control, Weekly SCBA Checks, Maze Scenarios and Self Rescue. Overall, we are very, very proud of how our new Firefighters are doing. They are all meshing very well together and it looks like they will be a perfect fit to our TEAM. (Photo's by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle)

Recruit Training Class #13 – Midterm (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - March 10, 2018

Our new Recruit Firefighters were put through the paces on Saturday, testing all the skills they have learned thus far. Instructors tested them on Search and Rescue Techniques, Pumps Operation, Fire Control, Weekly SCBA Checks, Maze Scenarios and Self Rescue. Overall, we are very, very proud of how our new Firefighters are doing. They are all meshing very well together and it looks like they will be a perfect fit to our TEAM. 

Recruit Training Class #13 – Midterm (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - March 10, 2018

Our new Recruit Firefighters were put through the paces on Saturday, testing all the skills they have learned thus far. Instructors tested them on Search and Rescue Techniques, Pumps Operation, Fire Control, Weekly SCBA Checks, Maze Scenarios and Self Rescue. Overall, we are very, very proud of how our new Firefighters are doing. They are all meshing very well together and it looks like they will be a perfect fit to our TEAM. 

Structure Fire – Presidents Way - March 7, 2018

Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure Fire in the Cranberry Village area of South Carver.  On arrival, smoke was visible for underneath the mobile home.  The Fire was quickly extinguished before doing any significant damage to the home.  Engines 3 and 4 worked the incident with all other fire apparatus staging and covering the town.  (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Jesse Boyle)

Recruit Training Class #8 – Pumps Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - February 22, 2018

Our Recruit Trainers go above and beyond in teaching our newest Firefighters proper fire pump operations.  Firefighters got a chance to operate our new front line Engines, a Brush Breaker and a Tanker, pumping in realistic operational scenarios.  Learning how to draft water out of our portable pools is a must when you become a firefighter in Carver.  Our new Training Facility with onsite pressurized hydrants and great lighting helped take everything to the next level.  Great job TEAM! (Photo's...

Recruit Training Class #8 – Pumps Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - February 22, 2018

Our Recruit Trainers go above and beyond in teaching our newest Firefighters proper fire pump operations.  Firefighters got a chance to operate our new front line Engines, a Brush Breaker and a Tanker, pumping in realistic operational scenarios.  Learning how to draft water out of our portable pools is a must when you become a firefighter in Carver.  Our new Training Facility with onsite pressurized hydrants and great lighting helped take everything to the next level.  Great job TEAM!

Recruit Training Class #6 – SCBA/Rescue Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - February 17, 2018

What an awesome training class our new Firefighters were treated to on Saturday.  Our Instructors used their imagination in creating two separate Rescue/Maze training scenarios in the new Training Building.  Our new Firefighters were divided up into two stations.  One group worked in the new maze room, another group worked 1st and 2nd floor search and rescue scenarios.  The building was pumping out smoke all morning long with our new firefighters seeming to love every minute of it.  Great class!...

Recruit Training Class #6 – SCBA/Rescue Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - February 17, 2018

What an awesome training class our new Firefighters were treated to on Saturday.  Our Instructors used their imagination in creating two separate Rescue/Maze training scenarios in the new Training Building.  Our new Firefighters were divided up into two stations.  One group worked in the new maze room, another group worked 1st and 2nd floor search and rescue scenarios.  The building was pumping out smoke all morning long with our new firefighters seeming to love every minute of it.  Great class! (Photo’s...

Recruit Training Class #5 – SCBA / PPE Classroom - February 15, 2018

Our new Firefighters reviewed Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in class this week.  Firefighters got familiar with weekly SCBA checks and learned the do’s and don’ts of their PPE gear.  Next class they will use their knowledge in the field, as live search and rescue practical scenarios will be conducted in the Training Facility. (Photo's by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training Class #4 – Ladders and Water Rescues - February 13, 2018

Recruit Training Class #4 was Ladders (classroom and practical) and Water Rescues.  This was the first practical of the course with our new Firefighters taught different ladder raises and carries by our experienced group of Recruit Trainers.  The class was split into two groups, with half practicing ladders and the other half concentrating on dive equipment and water rescue scenarios taught by Divemaster Austin White and Assistant Divemaster, John O’Connell. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Officers Incident Management Training – Station 1 - February 12, 2018

Chief Weston and Deputy Germaine designed an interesting Officer Management Drill utilizing a realistic fire scenario program we discovered on-line.  The program allows you to take photographs of buildings or items within your community from all angles, add realistic changing smoke and fire conditions and assemble them into a movie like fire scenario that can be stopped or progressed as you wish.   At our Officers Incident Command Drill, we conducted two scenarios, one of a commercial establishment in North Carver...

Company 1 – Ice Rescue Training – Flax Pond - February 11, 2018

With the Ice starting to melt, Company 1 took time to practice Ice Rescue Training at their most recent drill.  Firefighters got a chance to practice wearing our Mustang Ice Survival suits under icy conditions, simulating the rescue of a person in distress.  Ice rescue suits are always at the ready on every Carver Engine, Rescue and in all Command Cars.  (Photo’s by Lieutenant Danny Wilcox)

Dive Team Ice Dive – John’s Pond - February 4, 2018

Carver Fire Dive Team Members, under the careful instructions of Dive Master Austin White and new Assistant Dive Master John O'Connell, geared up for Ice Dive scenarios at John's Pond.  Diving under the ice is extremely dangerous, but our Dive Team must be proficient in their skills if needed to rescue someone who has fallen below the ice.  All safety precautions are in place for these technical dives.  Divers utilize safety ropes, underwater communications systems, and full face masks.  A...

Recruit Training Class #1 – Orientation/Accountability/Incident Command/Safety (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - February 3, 2018

Our 2018 Recruit Class got off to a great start on Saturday with our new Recruits and the CFD Officers/Instructors getting to know each other on the first day of Recruit Training.  The next three months will be very intense as Deputy Eric Germaine makes the ground rules very clear.  During the first class, the new Recruits are given the Organizational Guidelines and taught Accountability, Safety and Incident Command by Captain Bob Telless and Assistant Deputy Chief Jesse Boyle.  Each...

Recruit Training Class #1 – Orientation/Accountability/Incident Command/Safety (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman)) - February 3, 2018

Our 2018 Recruit Class got off to a great start on Saturday with our new Recruits and the CFD Officers/Instructors getting to know each other on the first day of Recruit Training.  The next three months will be very intense as Deputy Eric Germaine makes the ground rules very clear.  During the first class, the new Recruits are given the Organizational Guidelines and taught Accountability, Safety and Incident Command by Captain Bob Telless and Assistant Deputy Chief Jesse Boyle.  Each...

Fire Officer Swearing-in Ceremony - January 16, 2018

What a great night! Six Carver Fire Officers, Captain Frank Nye, Lieutenant Danny Wilcox, Lieutenant Austin White, Lieutenant Geoffrey Thomas, Lieutenant Sean Bogart and Assistant Divemaster John O’Connell were officially appointed by Fire Chief Craig Weston and sworn in by Town Clerk Lynn Doyle. The Carver Fire Department Honor Guard lead the ceremony as Officers and Firefighters lined the room in support of our newest Fire Officers. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)