Pictures for the year of 2017

 
 

2017 Honor Guard trip to Fenway Park - October 1, 2017

The CFD Honor Guard returned to Fenway Park this past Sunday, presenting the colors for the American League East 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. The crew got a chance to go inside the Green Monster and see the memorable scoring system, toured both the...

2017 Experienced Firefighters Night – Station 1 - September 11, 2017

Our annual “experienced firefighters” night, is a great time to honor our 25+ year veterans of CFD.  Over ninety 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 Firefighter Mike Terrill receiving his 25 year Life Member Award from the Carver Firefighters Association.  Firefighters Mark Whittemore and Steve Blanchard also earned their 25 year awards, but were not able to attend the event....

Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill – Company 2 (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - September 10, 2017

Deputy Germaine executed an intensive structure fire drill with Company 2 Sunday morning.  Crews got to train realistically, with live fire burning in multiple rooms, real time vertical ventilation, and zero visibility search and rescue evolutions, all occurring simultaneously.  This was the first company level live fire training to take place in our new training facility.  This resource is invaluable for the Carver Fire Department.  It will enable us to reach new heights in providing our community with highly trained...

Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill – Company 2 (Photo’s by Retired Chief, Bill Harriman) - September 10, 2017

Deputy Germaine executed an intensive structure fire drill with Company 2 Sunday morning.  Crews got to train realistically, with live fire burning in multiple rooms, real time vertical ventilation, and zero visibility search and rescue evolutions, all occurring simultaneously.  This was the first company level live fire training to take place in our new training facility.  This resource is invaluable for the Carver Fire Department.  It will enable us to reach new heights in providing our community with highly trained...

Company 1 R.I.T. Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Chief Bill Harriman) - August 27, 2017

Company 1 practiced Rapid Intervention Team (R.I.T.) training at the CFD Training Center.  While some firefighters were doing RIT scenario’s in the training building, others spent time extinguishing car and dumpster fires and learning how to safely enter and exit a window opening.  A very hands on drill was put together and even the Chief Officers got a chance to shake some rust off! (Photo’s by Retired Chief, Bill Harriman)

Company 1 R.I.T. Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - August 27, 2017

Company 1 practiced Rapid Intervention Team (R.I.T.) training at the CFD Training Center.  While some firefighters were doing RIT scenario’s in the training building, others spent time extinguishing car and dumpster fires and learning how to safely enter and exit a window opening.  A very hands on drill was put together and even the Chief Officers got a chance to shake some rust off! (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill)

Company 1 R.I.T. Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - August 27, 2017

Company 1 practiced Rapid Intervention Team (R.I.T.) training at the CFD Training Center.  While some firefighters were doing RIT scenario’s in the training building, others spent time extinguishing car and dumpster fires and learning how to safely enter and exit a window opening.  A very hands on drill was put together and even the Chief Officers got a chance to shake some rust off! (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi)

CFD Movie Night – Station 1 - August 18, 2017

Our first Movie Night was considered a success!  We had about 30 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 “MOANA”.  It was a great night and we will definitely do it again, probably closer to the winter holidays! (Photo's by our Comma Lady)

Carver Night Out – Carver High School (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - August 3, 2017

Big props to the Carver Police Department for organizing a very successful “National Night Out” for all of Carvers Public Safety to interact with residents of our town.  Our Fire Department, along with Carver EMS, Sheriffs Department, Environmental Police and others were invited to participate in the event, geared to promoting public safety.  It was hard to get a handle on the number of people that attended, but I think it would be fair to say well over 1,000.  The...

Structure Fire – Purchase Street - July 28, 2017

Within a twelve hour time frame, CFD responded to two structure fires and one potential structure fire. Thursday night's fire was on Wenham Road, in a vacant 1-1/2 story residential home with an attached garage. Crews had heavy fire showing on arrival, but were able to knock it down quickly with attacks from the front and rear of the building. That fire is under investigation through the State Fire Marshals office. All fire Companies worked the incident for two hours,...

Structure Fire – Wenham Road - July 27, 2017

Within a twelve hour time frame, CFD responded to two structure fires and one potential structure fire. Thursday night's fire was on Wenham Road, in a vacant 1-1/2 story residential home with an attached garage. Crews had heavy fire showing on arrival, but were able to knock it down quickly with attacks from the front and rear of the building. That fire is under investigation through the State Fire Marshals office. All fire Companies worked the incident for two hours,...

Company 1 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - July 26, 2017

The Drill schedule for this month calls for each Company to train on MVA Operations/Hazards and Entrapments. Company 1 put together a back to basics MVA Entrapment Drill involving four motor vehicles. Firefighters responded as if it was a real MVA Entrapment (no lights/sirens) with Engine 1 and Rescue 1, to the rear of the Training Facility where they were presented with an MVA scenario.  Firefighters used Jaws of Life tools, window saws, stabilization cribbing and a variety of rescue...

Company 1 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - July 26, 2017

The Drill schedule for this month calls for each Company to train on MVA Operations/Hazards and Entrapments. Company 1 put together a back to basics MVA Entrapment Drill involving four motor vehicles. Firefighters responded as if it was a real MVA Entrapment (no lights/sirens) with Engine 1 and Rescue 1, to the rear of the Training Facility where they were presented with an MVA scenario.  Firefighters used Jaws of Life tools, window saws, stabilization cribbing and a variety of rescue...

Company 3 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle) - July 19, 2017

The Drill schedule for this month calls for each Company to train on MVA Operations/Hazards and Entrapments. Company 3’s MVA Entrapment Drill focused on vehicle stabilization and dashboard rolls, along with other rescue techniques. Firefighters worked in groups with different scenarios presented to them.  At Carver Fire we use a Rescue Jack system, collapsible auto cribbing and poly cribbing to stabilize vehicles when they are involved in an MVA.  Firefighters practiced with our pre-piped Hurst cutters, spreaders and rams, while...

Company 3 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Captain Matt Sears) - July 19, 2017

The Drill schedule for this month calls for each Company to train on MVA Operations/Hazards and Entrapments. Company 3’s MVA Entrapment Drill focused on vehicle stabilization and dashboard rolls, along with other rescue techniques. Firefighters worked in groups with different scenarios presented to them.  At Carver Fire we use a Rescue Jack system, collapsible auto cribbing and poly cribbing to stabilize vehicles when they are involved in an MVA.  Firefighters practiced with our pre-piped Hurst cutters, spreaders and rams, while...

Company 2 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Chief Bill Harriman) - July 16, 2017

The Drill schedule for this month calls for each Company to train on MVA Operations/Hazards and Entrapments. Company 2 put together a back to basics MVA Entrapment Drill involving two motor vehicles.  Firefighters responded as if it was a real MVA Entrapment (no lights/sirens) with Engines 2 and 4, Rescue 1 and Breaker 29, to the rear of the Training Facility where they were presented with an MVA scenario.  Firefighters used Jaws of Life tools, window saws, stabilization cribbing and...

Company 2 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle) - July 16, 2017

The Drill schedule for this month calls for each Company to train on MVA Operations/Hazards and Entrapments. Company 2 put together a back to basics MVA Entrapment Drill involving two motor vehicles.  Firefighters responded as if it was a real MVA Entrapment (no lights/sirens) with Engines 2 and 4, Rescue 1 and Breaker 29, to the rear of the Training Facility where they were presented with an MVA scenario.  Firefighters used Jaws of Life tools, window saws, stabilization cribbing and...

Annual Firefighters Clambake – Carver Sportsman’s Club (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - June 25, 2017

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 it is a long standing tradition on the 4th Sunday of every June for...

Annual Firefighters Clambake – Carver Sportman’s Club (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - June 25, 2017

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 it is a long standing tradition on the 4th Sunday of every June for...

Annual Firefighters Clambake – Carver Sportsman’s Club (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - June 25, 2017

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 it is a long standing tradition on the 4th Sunday of every June for...

MVA Entrapment – Tremont Street - June 5, 2017

Carver Fire, EMS and Police responded to a serious two vehicle MVA on Tremont Street with a reported person trapped and the vehicle on fire.  Caver Fire responded with Engine’s 1 and 3, Rescue 1 and Breaker’s 27 and 28.  The small vehicle fire was extinguished prior to our arrival.  Over 30 Firefighters worked the incident and covered our central station during the Incident.  Using multiple Jaws of Life tools, the patient was freed after an extensive extrication process in...

A Special Day – Carver Primary School - May 14, 2017

In helping the Carver PTO raise money for our children, we as a Fire Department, committed to raffling off a ride to school in a fire truck to a lucky winner.  The raffle item was very, very popular, and raised a substantial amount of money.  Well, a special first grader named Mai won the fire truck ride to school!  We worked with the family and decided that we would give Mai a surprise ride to school on her birthday.  Mai,...

Annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - May 7, 2017

The 2017 Spring Brush Fire Drill was AWESOME!  Deputy Germaine, our Officer/Firefighter staff and some really good friends of CFD, organized our annual Brush Fire Drill at the Plymouth/ Carver Airport this past Sunday.  18 Brush Breakers, 5 UTV’s, and about 150+ personnel participated from Carver, Plymouth, Wareham, Onset, Plympton, Halifax, Hanson, Duxbury, Rochester, Marion, State DCR (District 2 and 6), State ISU, State Police Air Wing and County Fire Plane represented 10 Plymouth County Communities and 3 state agencies....

Annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - May 7, 2017

The 2017 Spring Brush Fire Drill was AWESOME!  Deputy Germaine, our Officer/Firefighter staff and some really good friends of CFD, organized our annual Brush Fire Drill at the Plymouth/ Carver Airport this past Sunday.  18 Brush Breakers, 5 UTV’s, and about 150+ personnel participated from Carver, Plymouth, Wareham, Onset, Plympton, Halifax, Hanson, Duxbury, Rochester, Marion, State DCR (District 2 and 6), State ISU, State Police Air Wing and County Fire Plane represented 10 Plymouth County Communities and 3 state agencies....

Annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Firefighter Danny Wilcox) - May 7, 2017

The 2017 Spring Brush Fire Drill was AWESOME!  Deputy Germaine, our Officer/Firefighter staff and some really good friends of CFD, organized our annual Brush Fire Drill at the Plymouth/ Carver Airport this past Sunday.  18 Brush Breakers, 5 UTV’s, and about 150+ personnel participated from Carver, Plymouth, Wareham, Onset, Plympton, Halifax, Hanson, Duxbury, Rochester, Marion, State DCR (District 2 and 6), State ISU, State Police Air Wing and County Fire Plane represented 10 Plymouth County Communities and 3 state agencies....

2017 Recruit Graduation Picture - May 2, 2017

Front Row – Firefighter Mackenzie Briggs, Firefighter Josh Sulger, Firefighter Douglas Carbone, Firefighter Tyler Ragazzini, Firefighter Kevin Wilson, Firefighter Drake Barry, Firefighter Richard Slavin, Firefighter Joseph Card, Firefighter Danny Wilcox, Firefighter Alex Morena, and Firefighter Andrew Bartlett                       Back Row – Assistant Deputy Jesse Boyle, Lieutenant Frank Nye, Captain Eric Weston, Captain Matt Sears, Lieutenant Bob Middendorf, Lieutenant Chris Vincent, Captain Bob Telless, Lieutenant Josh McDermott, Divemaster Austin White, Captain Bill Froehlich...

2017 Recruit Practical Exam – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Shaw) - April 29, 2017

Starting early Saturday morning, our new Firefighters and all their Recruit Trainers took to the new Training Facility to showcase all they have learned during the 24 classes of Recruit Training.   The 10 Firefighter class was split into three groups, with each group having a turn at a live Car Fire station, MVA Entrapment station and a Search and Rescue scenario in our training building. Their final practical ended with each group participating in a live fire burn in our...

2017 Recruit Training Practical Exam – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief Bill Harriman) - April 29, 2017

Starting early Saturday morning, our new Firefighters and all their Recruit Trainers took to the new Training Facility to showcase all they have learned during the 24 classes of Recruit Training.   The 10 Firefighter class was split into three groups, with each group having a turn at a live Car Fire station, MVA Entrapment station and a Search and Rescue scenario in our training building. Their final practical ended with each group participating in a live fire burn in our...

Recruit Training Practical Exam/Graduation – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - April 29, 2017

What an a great day on Saturday with the graduation of our Recruit Class of 2017.  Our 10 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 Germiane, Assistant Deputy Boyle and Chief Weston. Official Department Badges, Accountability ID’s and Graduation Certificates were presented with Town Clerk, Lynn...

2017 Recruit Practical Exam – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Danny Wilcox) - April 29, 2017

Starting early Saturday morning, our new Firefighters and all their Recruit Trainers took to the new Training Facility to showcase all they have learned during the 24 classes of Recruit Training.   The 10 Firefighter class was split into three groups, with each group having a turn at a live Car Fire station, MVA Entrapment station and a Search and Rescue scenario in our training building. Their final practical ended with each group participating in a live fire burn in our...

Company’s 1 and 3 Water Supply Drill – Training Facility (Photo’s by Mike Terrill) - April 23, 2017

Company’s 1 and 3 managed to have a well throughout, but separate Water Supply Drills at the our Training Facility, without interfering with each other.  Crews practiced water shuttles with Tanker 1 and Breakers, while flowing a substantial amount (15,000 gallons) of water using our new Fire Hydrant system.  It is nice to have a large paved area and a good water supply to practice with.  Both Company’s put on very good drills! (Photo's by Firefighter Mike Terrill)

Company’s 1 and 3 Water Supply Drill – Training Facility (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Boyle) - April 23, 2017

Company’s 1 and 3 managed to have well throughout, but separate separate Water Supply drills at the our Training Facility without interfering with each other.  Crews practiced water shuttles with Tanker 1 and Breakers, while flowing a substantial amount (15,000 gallons) of water using our new Fire Hydrant system.  It is nice to have a large paved area and good water supply to practice in.  Both Company’s put on very good drills! (Photo's by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle)

Carver Fire Honor Guard Detail at Gilette Stadium – Foxboro, MA - April 19, 2017

It was certainly another high point within Carver Fire history, when our Honor Guard was given the opportunity to present the Colors at Gilette Stadium!  The text messages and pictures were beaming into our phones as the the CFD entourage was marching on to the field in front of New England Revolution fans.  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...

Recruit Training Class #20 – Wildfires (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - April 18, 2017

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 four Brush Breakers and travel the woods.  Breakers 26, 27, 28 and 29 participated in the exercise, as a rolling wildfire class took place in the rear of each breaker.  Our...

Recruit Training Class #20 – Wildfires (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - April 18, 2017

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 four Brush Breakers and travel the woods.  Breakers 26, 27, 28 and 29 participated in the exercise, as a rolling wildfire class took place in the rear of each breaker.  Our...

Open House – New Fire Headquarters (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - April 15, 2017

What a great day on Saturday for our Open House!  Hundreds of our residents were in attendance throughout the entire day, expressing sincere interest and giving compliments on the new facility.  A big thank you to our Officers, Firefighters and our faithful volunteers for helping us put the entire event together.  Our residents gathered on our front lawn to listen to speeches from our Town Administrator, Building Committee Chairman, Board of Selectmen and a representative from Homeland Security.  As always,...

Open House – New Fire Headquarters (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - April 15, 2017

What a great day on Saturday for our Open House!  Hundreds of our residents were in attendance throughout the entire day, expressing sincere interest and giving compliments on the new facility.  A big thank you to our Officers, Firefighters and our faithful volunteers for helping us put the entire event together.  Our residents gathered on our front lawn to listen to speeches from our Town Administrator, Building Committee Chairman, Board of Selectmen and a representative from Homeland Security.  As always,...

Open House – New Fire Headquarters (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - April 15, 2017

What a great day on Saturday for our Open House!  Hundreds of our residents were in attendance throughout the entire day, expressing sincere interest and giving compliments on the new facility.  A big thank you to our Officers, Firefighters and our faithful volunteers for helping us put the entire event together.  Our residents gathered on our front lawn to listen to speeches from our Town Administrator, Building Committee Chairman, Board of Selectmen and a representative from Homeland Security.  As always,...

Recruit Training Class #16 – Rescues Practical - April 4, 2017

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 – Mid Term (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - March 25, 2017

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 Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training Class #13 – Mid Term (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Shaw) - March 25, 2017

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 Mike Shaw)

Recruit Training Class #13 – Mid Term (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - March 25, 2017

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 Mike Terrill)

Recruit Training Class #11 – Rapid Intervention Training - March 21, 2017

This week our 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 Firefighter Dan Wilcox)

Recruit Training Class #10 – Ventilation/Fire Control - March 16, 2017

Amazing what great Trainers, a new Training Facility and an exceptional Recruit Training class can accomplish! Class #10 was Ventilation and Fire Control. Our new Recruits were split into three groups by the instructors and helpers. While one team concentrated on hose streams and hydraulic ventilation, another group concentrated on Mechanical Ventilation using the positive pressure fans. The final group practiced roof ventilation using one of the roof cut props. Once finished, the crews would rotate to the next station....

Recruit Training Class #8 – Pumps Practical - March 9, 2017

Our Recruit Trainers really went above and beyond in teaching our newest Firefighters proper fire pump operations.  Firefighters got a chance to operate our new front line Engines, two Breakers and a Tanker Pump in realistic pump operation 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!...

MVA Rollover – Main Street and South Meadow Road - March 8, 2017

Company’s 1 and 3 were dispatched to a MVA rollover at the intersection of South Meadow and Main Street.  Engines 1 and 3 with Rescue 1 responded with reports from the scene that the driver had self-extricated, but the large trash truck was leaking fuel.  Firefighters worked to contain the hazards from entering storm drains and secure leaks from the large truck.  Engine 1 and crew remained on scene until the truck was upright.  (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse...

Recruit Training Class #6 – SCBA/Rescue Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - March 4, 2017

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

Recruit Training Class #6 – SCBA/Rescue Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - March 4, 2017

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

Recruit Training Class #4 – Ladders and Water Rescues - February 28, 2017

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 Dive master Austin White and Lieutenant/Diver Josh McDermott. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Indoor Dive Team Drill – Duxbury - February 19, 2017

Once a year, our Dive Team rents out the indoor pool in the Town of Duxbury to freshen up their skills during the winter months.  The Drill is also used to invite non dive team members of CFD, that might want to consider joining the Dive Team.  Our team brings extra tanks and BC's in order to let potential new divers give it a try.  Diving is hard in the winter months, but our team is always at the ready! (Photo's...

Recruit Training Class #1 – Orientation/Accountability/Incident Command/Safety (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - February 18, 2017

Our 2017 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 Chief Bill Harriman) - February 18, 2017

Our 2017 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...

Company 1, 2 and Dive Team Drill – Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Terrill) - February 12, 2017

Company’s 1, 2 and the Dive Team worked together at a combined drill at our new Training Facility.  Teams of Firefighters were split into three groups to rotate through three different training evolutions.  The evolutions included an Electric Jaws of Life tool practical/MVA scenario, a Maze Training evolution in the new maze room and a Hovercraft and Dive Team familiarization class.  At CFD we strive to keep our training classes as hands on as possible under realist conditions.  (Photo’s by...

Company 1, 2 and Dive Team Drill – Training Facility (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - February 12, 2017

Company’s 1, 2 and the Dive Team worked together at a combined drill at our new Training Facility.  Teams of Firefighters were split into three groups to rotate through three different training evolutions.  The evolutions included an Electric Jaws of Life tool practical/MVA scenario, a Maze Training evolution in the new maze room and a Hovercraft and Dive Team familiarization class.  At CFD we strive to keep our training classes as hands on as possible under realist conditions.  (Photo’s by...

Company 1, 2 and Dive Team Drill – Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Chief Bill Harriman) - February 12, 2017

Company’s 1, 2 and the Dive Team worked together at a combined drill at our new Training Facility.  Teams of Firefighters were split into three groups to rotate through three different training evolutions.  The evolutions included an Electric Jaws of Life tool practical/MVA scenario, a Maze Training evolution in the new maze room and a Hovercraft and Dive Team familiarization class.  At CFD we strive to keep our training classes as hands on as possible under realist conditions.  (Photo’s by...

Chimney Fire – North main Street - February 9, 2017

During the winter storm, Company's 1 and 2 with Engines 1, 2 and Rescue 1, were toned out to a reported Chimney Fire off of North Main Street in our North Carver District.  First on scene, Lieutenant McDermott on Engine 2, reported a long unplowed drive way with Engine 2 attempting to make access.  Captain Bill Froehlich assumed Command ordering the response of Tanker 1 to the scene and the DPW to help plow the driveway for better access.  Crews...

Annual Experienced Firefighter Night – Station 1 - February 6, 2017

No better way to christen our new Station 1 than having over 90 retired and active Firefighters filling the halls and new training room, all here to honor our Experienced Firefighters.  Each year we have a special night where we honor our retired and experienced Firefighters (Firefighters serving 25 years or more) with a special dinner and a few tokens of appreciation.  This year, Company 1 Officers and Firefighters, under the tutelage of Head Chef/Firefighter Danny Wilcox, prepared an outstanding...

Swearing in Ceremony – Assistant Chief Jesse Boyle - January 17, 2017

I was very pleased with the show of support on Tuesday evening at the Swearing-In Ceremony for new Assistant Deputy Fire Chief, Jesse Boyle.  A big thank you to the Board of Selectmen and our Town Administrator for letting us showcase the event at the Selectmens meeting.  We are already seeing the benefits of this new position as Jesse has hit the ground running.  As we each learn our new roles, the transition will get smoother and as a Team...