Pictures for the year of 2019

 
 

2019 Honor Guard trip to Fenway Park - August 18, 2019

The CFD Honor Guard returned to Fenway Park this past Sunday, presenting the colors for the World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox!  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. It was great to see the crew get treated like celebrities! Our Honor Guard last visited the park in October, 2017. ...

Swansea Fire Muster – Swansea MA - July 28, 2019

Our Fire Muster team sure had a good time at the Swansea Fire Muster this past weekend.  Crews managed to take home a third place victory in the Dry Hose event and fourth place in the overall competition.   Although it was a competitive day, it was more about just having a good time!  The crew is already eager to compete in future muster competitions. 

MVA Entrapment – Gate and High Street - July 14, 2019

Carver Fire, Police and EMS responded to a crash at the intersection of Gate and High Street last night.  Initial reports stated that a car struck and snapped a utility pole, with the driver trapped in the car and live wires on top of the vehicle. Fire crews worked with Carver Police and Carver EMS to quickly and efficiently stabilize the overturned vehicle, and extract the occupant using the Jaws of Life. The patient was transported to a local trauma center. ...

Company 3 Water Supply Drill – CFD Training Facility - July 11, 2019

Last night Company 3 drilled on water supply operations. To put it simply, these operations require three basic components. Picking up the water, delivering the water, and then pumping the water to the fire. Although that may sound like a simple set of tasks, remember that Carver does not have fire hydrants. There are many moving parts to maintaining adequate water supply for fires, and members must constantly train on all of the different variables that go into creating a...

Small Brush Fire – Popes Point Road - July 8, 2019

Carver Firefighters made quick work of a roadside brush fire on the Carver-Middleborough town line.  Carver brushbreakers respond to all outside fires. They each carry 750 gallons of water, and are equipped with pump and roll capabilities. This means the truck can drive and pump water at the same time, a critical feature of a forest fire truck. Firefighters have the options to pull long hoses into the woods, or operate from short hoses without leaving the apparatus. (Photo's by...

Dive Team Certifications - July 7, 2019

CFD Dive Team congratulates firefighters Christopher Mahoney, Christine Amaral, and Kevin Wilson for achieving certified open water diver status. This is the first step in the long journey to earning the status of Public Safety Divers. They are now certified Public Safety Tenders. Well done!

Annual Firefighters Clambake – Carver Sportsman’s Club (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Mike Terrill and Cheryl Weston) - June 23, 2019

Our 55th 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...

Small Structure Fire – Pope Point Road - May 12, 2019

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 responded to a reported fire under a home on Point Road.  Smoke was showing on arrival, with first due Engine Company 1 stretching a line to the rear of the structure.  The fire was contained to a small work area under the home.  It was determined that a portable sump pump had malfunctioned, igniting the walls and ceiling area.  Water supply was established by Engine 3 crews, while crews from Rescue 1 and Engine...

2019 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - April 28, 2019

This year’s Annual Deputy’s Drill focused on a large scale Wildfire in the Myles Standish State Forest.  Over 170 Officers and Firefighters from twelve Towns and State agencies, utilizing 16 Brush Breakers, 5 Tankers, 2 Engines, Fire Plane 1-0, State Incident Support Unit, numerous Command Vehicles and Chief Officers participated in the morning exercise.  The drill tested Plymouth County’s Myles Standish Response Plan used for any wildfire that might strike the State Forest.  Multiple mutual aid radio frequencies and 800...

2019 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - April 28, 2019

This year’s Annual Deputy’s Drill focused on a large scale Wildfire in the Myles Standish State Forest.  Over 170 Officers and Firefighters from twelve Towns and State agencies, utilizing 16 Brush Breakers, 5 Tankers, 2 Engines, Fire Plane 1-0, State Incident Support Unit, numerous Command Vehicles and Chief Officers participated in the morning exercise.  The drill tested Plymouth County’s Myles Standish Response Plan used for any wildfire that might strike the State Forest.  Multiple mutual aid radio frequencies and 800...

2019 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Retired, Firefighter, Mike Terrill) - April 28, 2019

This year’s Annual Deputy’s Drill focused on a large scale Wildfire in the Myles Standish State Forest.  Over 170 Officers and Firefighters from twelve Towns and State agencies, utilizing 16 Brush Breakers, 5 Tankers, 2 Engines, Fire Plane 1-0, State Incident Support Unit, numerous Command Vehicles and Chief Officers participated in the morning exercise.  The drill tested Plymouth County’s Myles Standish Response Plan used for any wildfire that might strike the State Forest.  Multiple mutual aid radio frequencies and 800...

2019 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - April 28, 2019

This year’s Annual Deputy’s Drill focused on a large scale Wildfire in the Myles Standish State Forest.  Over 170 Officers and Firefighters from twelve Towns and State agencies, utilizing 16 Brush Breakers, 5 Tankers, 2 Engines, Fire Plane 1-0, State Incident Support Unit, numerous Command Vehicles and Chief Officers participated in the morning exercise.  The drill tested Plymouth County’s Myles Standish Response Plan used for any wildfire that might strike the State Forest.  Multiple mutual aid radio frequencies and 800...

Recruit Training Practical Exam/Graduation – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Mike Terrill) - April 13, 2019

What an a great day on Saturday with the graduation of our Recruit Class of 2019.  Our 5 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 Selectman Alan Dunham, Deputy Germaine, Assistant Deputy Boyle and Chief Weston. Official Department Badges, Accountability ID’s and Graduation Certificates were presented.  This was...

Recruit Training Practical Exam/Graduation – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 13, 2019

What an a great day on Saturday with the graduation of our Recruit Class of 2019.  Our 5 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 Selectman Alan Dunham, Deputy Germaine, Assistant Deputy Boyle and Chief Weston. Official Department Badges, Accountability ID’s and Graduation Certificates were presented.  This was...

2019 Graduation Picture - April 13, 2019

Our Proud Graduating Class of 2019 Front Row - Assistant Deputy Chief Jesse Boyle, Firefighter Jamison Johnson, Firefighter Benjamin Green, Firefighter Allie Guimaraes, Firefighter Alex Steed, Firefighter Michael Brooks and Deputy Eric Germaine Back Row - Firefighter Rick Leopardi, Captain Bill Froehlich, Lieutenant Bob Middendorf, Lieutenant Sean Bogart, Lieutenant Geoffery Thomas and Assistant Dive Master John O'Connell Missing from the picture are Recruit Trainers Captain Eric Weston, Captain Frank Nye, Captain Bob Telless, Lieutenant Dan Wilcox, Lieutenant...

Recruit Training Class #20 – Wildfires (Photo’s by Retried Fire Chief Bill Harriman) - April 2, 2019

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 and 28 participated in the exercise, as a rolling wildfire class took place in the rear of each breaker.  Our new Firefighters...

Recruit Training Class #17 – Water Supply/Fire Alarms/Sprinklers - March 21, 2019

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, and 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 by Firefighter Rick Leopardi)

Recruit Training Class #16 – MVA Rescue Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - March 19, 2019

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 Rick Leopardi)

Recruit Training Class #16 – MVA Rescue Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - March 19, 2019

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 #13 – Midterm (Photo’s by Retried Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - March 9, 2019

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, our new Firefighters are all meshing very well together and it looks like they will be a good fit to our TEAM. (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman)

Recruit Training Class #13 – Midterm (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Mike Terrill) - March 9, 2019

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, our new Firefighters are all meshing very well together and it looks like they will be a good fit to our TEAM. (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman)

PPE Distribution Night – CFD Headquarters - March 7, 2019

This week, for the first time in over ten years, new Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) was distributed to each Carver firefighter. Each ensemble included turnout coat and pants, fire boots, helmet, gloves, wildland fire coats and pants, and miscellaneous accessories. Our existing turnouts were over 10 years old and had exceeded their useful life. The tradition at Carver Fire is to form a committee of firefighters to make design and purchase decisions for large capital projects such as this, as well as...

Recruit Training Class #11 – Rapid Intervention - March 5, 2019

This week our five new Firefighters were given a great course on Rapid Intervention by our Recruit Trainers.  Each firefighter got a chance to practice working as a coordinated TEAM, learning how to use their buddy breathing equipment and practice realistic self-rescue techniques that may need to be used in the event a firefighter becomes trapped or disoriented. (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle)

MVA Entrapment – Main Street/South Meadow Road - March 1, 2019

Firefighters from Company’s 1 and 2 responded with Engines 1, 2 and 4 and Rescue 1 to a reported MVA with person trapped.  Firefighters worked with Carver EMS and Carver Police to extricated one person.  Firefighters utilized the Jaws of life cutters and spreaders, removing all the doors allowing better access to the trapped individual.  Fortunately, it looks like all parties involved will eventually be OK.  Great job by all involved to give the patients the best possible care! (Photo’s...

Recruit Training Class #10 – Ventilation and Fire Control - February 28, 2019

Amazing what great Trainers, a modern Training Facility and an exceptional Recruit Training class can accomplish! Class #10 was Ventilation and Fire Control. Our new Recruits were split into groups by the instructors and helpers. While one team concentrated on hose streams, hydraulic and mechanical ventilation, another group  practiced roof ventilation using one of the roof cut props. What a tremendous value to being able to have our new Firefighters practice real life scenarios under one roof in our own...

Recruit Training Class #8 – Pumps Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - February 21, 2019

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 Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - February 21, 2019

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 #6 – SCBA Practicals - February 16, 2019

What a great 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 #5 – SCBA/PPE Classroom - February 14, 2019

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 (Outdoor Practical) they will use their knowledge in the field, as live search and rescue practical scenarios will be conducted in our new Training Facility. (Photo's by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Company 3 Winter Operations Drill – Sampson’s Pond - February 10, 2019

Firefighters from Company 3 utilized Engine 3, Breaker 28, Rescue 2 and our Hovercraft to review winter fire operations and winter ice rescues.   Training stations were set up along the ponds edge, where groups of Firefighters each got a chance to drive our hovercraft and practice wearing Mustang Ice Rescue Suits.   A large turnout of firefighters, along with careful planning, made the drill a success. (Photo’s by Retired Chief Bill Harriman)

Gas Investigation – North Main Street - February 5, 2019

Fire Company’s 1 and 2 responded with Engine 1 and 2, Squad 1 and Cars 1 and 2 to an odor of gas in a large commercial building with multiple occupancies, off of North Main Street.  Crews eventually found a stove burner left in the on position.  All occupancy’s were vented and customers allowed to return.  (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training Class #1 – Orientation/Accountability/Incident Command/Safety (Photo’s by Retired Chief Bill Harriman) - February 2, 2019

Our 2019 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...

Chief Officer Management Graduation – Massachusetts Fire Academy - January 31, 2019

A proud moment for our Department, and Assistant Deputy Boyle, as Jesse graduated from the Chief Officer Management course on Thursday. The course is the highest level management course offered by the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. This 14-week program was developed in accordance with National Fire Protection Association standards for senior fire officers and is delivered jointly by the Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. There is a large...

Plympton Fire Live Burn – Upland Road - January 18, 2019

Firefighters from Company 2 assisted Plympton Fire all day today covering their Town while they conducted a live burn training on an abandoned structure in their community. The crew from Engine 2 also got a chance to participate and sharpen their skills while on the detail. We also brought in a coverage crew here at Station 1 to staff the Engine and Tanker while so many Firefighters were out of Town. Thank you all! (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse...