Pictures for the year of 2018

 
 

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)