Pictures for the year of 2014

 
 

2014 Carver Fire Recruit Class - April 18, 2014

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

2014 Recruit Final Exam and Graduation (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Shaw) - April 12, 2014

What an a great day on Saturday with the graduation of our new Firefighters.  Our 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!  We were blessed with great weather and a visit from State Fire Marshal, Stephen Coan. The ceremony included speeches by the Association President, Selectman, the Deputy, the Chief and Fire Marshal, with official Department Badges,...

2014 Recruit Final Exam and Graduation (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - April 12, 2014

What an a great day on Saturday with the graduation of our new Firefighters.  Our 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!  We were blessed with great weather and a visit from State Fire Marshal, Stephen Coan. The ceremony included speeches by the Association President, Selectman, the Deputy, the Chief and Fire Marshal, with official Department Badges,...

Mutual Aid Brush Fire – Middleboro - April 7, 2014

Firefighters from Company 2 with Brush Breaker 29 and Car 1 were called to assist the Middleboro Fire Department with a large nighttime brush fire earlier in the week.  Crews spent about 3 hours extinguishing the 5 acre fire.  Brush Breakers and Tankers were also called in from Wareham and Lakeville to assist.  (Photo's by Fire Chief Craig Weston)

Recruit Training – Wildfires (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine) - April 1, 2014

Our recruit instructors put on an awesome Wildfire class on Tuesday night for our new Firefighters.  Normally, the recruit training wildfire class is held as a classroom setting, but this year it was decided to load up all our recruits on three Brush Breakers and hit the woods.  Breakers 26, 27 and 29 participated in the exercise, as a rolling wildfire class took place in the rear of each breaker.  Our new Firefighters got a chance to not only listen...

Recruit Training – Wildfires (Photo’s by Retried Chief, Bill Harriman) - April 1, 2014

Our recruit instructors put on an awesome Wildfire class on Tuesday night for our new Firefighters.  Normally, the recruit training wildfire class is held as a classroom setting, but this year it was decided to load up all our recruits on three Brush Breakers and hit the woods.  Breakers 26, 27 and 29 participated in the exercise, as a rolling wildfire class took place in the rear of each breaker.  Our new Firefighters got a chance to not only listen...

Small Brush Fire – Popes Point Road - March 19, 2014

Company's 1 and 2 with Brush Breakers 27 and 29 responded to a Brush Fire off of Popes Point Road behind an occupied home. The Homeowner found the fire when returning home and intermediately called the Fire Department.  The fire was knocked down very quickly before spreading to the home.  This was the first brush fire of the season for Carver Fire.  (Photo's by Deputy Eric Germaine)

Recruit Training – Rescues (Photo’s by Retired Chief Bill Harriman) - March 18, 2014

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 brought in, thanks to Firefighter Mike Terrill, 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. (Photo's by Retired Chief Bill Harriman)

Recruit Training – Rescues (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine) - March 18, 2014

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 brought in, thanks to Firefighter Mike Terrill, 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. (Photo's by Deputy Eric Germaine)

Small Structure Fire – North Main Street - March 10, 2014

Company's 1, 2 and 3 responded to a reported Structure Fire inside a local business in our North Carver District.  First on scene, C1, assumed Command reporting a working fire with smoke inside the building and fire in an interior wall.  First in fire crews from Engine 1 and Engine 2 quickly opened up the interior wall with chainsaws finding and extinguishing  fire inside.  Crews from Rescue 1 worked a small exterior fire on the C side of the building...

Recruit Training – Mid Term Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - March 8, 2014

Our new Recruit Firefighters were put through the paces on Saturday, testing all the skills they have learned thus far.  Instructors tested them on Ladders, Search and Rescue Techniques, Ventilation, Pumps Operation, Fire Control 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 – Mid Term Piratical (Photo’s by 314 Retired, Gerry Farquharson) - March 8, 2014

Our new Recruit Firefighters were put through the paces on Saturday, testing all the skills they have learned thus far.  Instructors tested them on Ladders, Search and Rescue Techniques, Ventilation, Pumps Operation, Fire Control 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 314 Retired, Gerry Farquharson)

Recruit Training – Rapid Intervention - March 4, 2014

This week our new Firefighters where given a great course on Rapid Intervention by our Recruit Trainers.  Each firefighter got a chance to practice working as a coordinated TEAM, searching with ropes, 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.  Once again our new maze building was utilized and assisted these new firefighters in building confidence in their freshly learned skills. (Photo's by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training – Fire Control / Ventilation - February 27, 2014

Our Recruit Training Team spent the week teaching our newest firefighters Fire Hoses and Streams, Fire Control and Ventilation techniques.  Firefighters got a chance to practice cutting ventilation holes in our roof prop, and practice hydraulic ventilation in our search and rescue building.   Instructors also taught proper hose rolls, how to properly pack and unload our water supply and attack lines and correct fire stream patterns.  Overall, our new firefighters are doing great!  Their real test will be the mid term practical, which is only a week away!  Keep up the great job! (Photo's by Deputy Eric Germaine)

Med Flight from MVA with Entrapment – Route 44 - February 26, 2014

Company's 1 and 2, with Engine 1, Engine 2, Rescue 1 and Breaker 29 were dispatched to an MVA with person trapped, near the Carver/Middleboro town line on Route 44.  Lieutenant Bill Froehlich assumed Command reporting one occupant trapped inside the vehicle.  Crews from Carver Engine 2 and a Middelboro Engine company manned a charged hose line and secured the vehicle, while crews from both Rescue 1, Engine 2 and Middleboro Fire used the Jaws of Life to remove the...

Med Flight – Purchase Street (LZ #2) - February 25, 2014

As a result of a domestic assault and at the request of Carver EMS and Carver Police, Company  2 utilized Engine 2, Breaker 29 and Car 3 to established a Med Flight Landing Zone at our LZ #2, located on Purchase Street.  Fire crews assisted Carver EMS with loading the patient, who was quickly transported to a Boston Hospital. (Photo's by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training – Pumps Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - February 20, 2014

Hats off to great practical Pump Training classes given to our new Recruits on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Our Recruit Training Instructors seem to kick it up a notch each year.  The instructors divided the recruits into three groups, giving them hands on practical’s of all the pumps in our fleet.  Very well organized an intense class. (Photo's by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training – Pumps Practical (Photo’s by Retried Chief Bill Harriman) - February 20, 2014

Hats off to great practical Pump Training classes given to our new Recruits on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Our Recruit Training Instructors seem to kick it up a notch each year.  The instructors divided the recruits into three groups, giving them hands on practical’s of all the pumps in our fleet.  Very well organized an intense class. (Photo's by Retired Chief Bill Harriman)

Structure Fire – 73 Main Street (Photo’s by d) - February 19, 2014

Carver Fire received a call for a fire alarm at Mamma Mia's Restaurant at 10:19 am.  Company's 1 and 2 were initially toned out with Engine 1 and 2, but as Company's were responding, the incident was upgraded to a structure fire with Stations 1, 2 and 3 re-toned.  First on scene, Chief Weston (C1) assumed Command and reported smoke showing, declaring a working fire.  Heavy fire was found in the kitchen area.  Multiple attempts to put out the fire...

Structure Fire – 73 Main Street (Photo’s by Retired Chief Bill Harriman) - February 18, 2014

Carver Fire received a call for a fire alarm at Mamma Mia's Restaurant at 10:19 am.  Company's 1 and 2 were initially toned out with Engine 1 and 2, but as Company's were responding, the incident was upgraded to a structure fire with Stations 1, 2 and 3 re-toned.  First on scene, Chief Weston (C1) assumed Command and reported smoke showing, declaring a working fire.  Heavy fire was found in the kitchen area.  Multiple attempts to put out the fire...

Structure Fire – 73 Main Street (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - February 18, 2014

Carver Fire received a call for a fire alarm at Mamma Mia's Restaurant at 10:19 am.  Company's 1 and 2 were initially toned out with Engine 1 and 2, but as Company's were responding, the incident was upgraded to a structure fire with Stations 1, 2 and 3 re-toned.  First on scene, Chief Weston (C1) assumed Command and reported smoke showing, declaring a working fire.  Heavy fire was found in the kitchen area.  Multiple attempts to put out the fire...

Injured Snowmobiler Rescue – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine) - February 18, 2014

While fire crews were finishing up at a structure fire at 73 Main Street, Company's 1 and 3 were dispatched to a reported injured snowmobiler in the Dunham/Luncas Road area of the Myles Standish State Forest.  C3, Breaker 27, Breaker 28, Car 2 and Forestry 25 were dispatched.  C3 established a unified command post at the intersection of Cranberry Road and West Line Road.  Fire crews using Forestry 25 assisted Carver EMS by transporting Firefighters and paramedics deep in the...

Injured Snowmobiler Rescue – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Lieutenant Eric Weston and Intern Firefighter John Rota) - February 18, 2014

While fire crews were finishing up at a structure fire at 73 Main Street, Company's 1 and 3 were dispatched to a reported injured snowmobiler in the Dunham/Luncas Road area of the Myles Standish State Forest.  C3, Breaker 27, Breaker 28, Car 2 and Forestry 25 were dispatched.  C3 established a unified command post at the intersection of Cranberry Road and West Line Road.  Fire crews using Forestry 25 assisted Carver EMS by transporting Firefighters and paramedics deep in the...

Recruit Training – PPE / SCBA Classroom - February 13, 2014

Our newest Recruit Firefighters get their first opportunity to try on their full PPE gear and work with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA's) during Thursday nights class.  Fire instructors Lt. Mark Moran, Lt. Chris Vincent, Firefighter Mike Harriman and Firefighter Rick Leopardi teach weekly SCOTT checks along with some basic techniques of donning and doffing their SCBA's.  At their next class, they will get a crack at our new maze prop and practice search and rescue techniques in our smoke house. (Photo's by Firefighter Mike Shaw)

Small Structure Fire – Wenham Road (Photo’s by Retired Chief Bill Harriman) - February 10, 2014

Stations 1, 2 and 3 responded to a reported Structure Fire in a rear cottage unit off of Wenham Road, located in our Center Carver District.  Car 1 with C1 and C3 arrived first to find a light smoke condition coming from the eves with moderate smoke in the structure.  As first due, Engine 1 entered the scene they deployed a 4" supply line down the long driveway allowing crews from Engine 2 and Tanker 1 to establish a secure...

Small Structure Fire – Wenham Road (Photo’s by 111 Retired, Gary Weston) - February 10, 2014

Stations 1, 2 and 3 responded to a reported Structure Fire in a rear cottage unit off of Wenham Road, located in our Center Carver District.  Car 1 with C1 and C3 arrived first to find a light smoke condition coming from the eves with moderate smoke in the structure.  As first due, Engine 1 entered the scene they deployed a 4" supply line down the long driveway allowing crews from Engine 2 and Tanker 1 to establish a secure...

Small Structure Fire – Wenham Road (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - February 10, 2014

Stations 1, 2 and 3 responded to a reported Structure Fire in a rear cottage unit off of Wenham Road, located in our Center Carver District.  Car 1 with C1 and C3 arrived first to find a light smoke condition coming from the eves with moderate smoke in the structure.  As first due, Engine 1 entered the scene they deployed a 4" supply line down the long driveway allowing crews from Engine 2 and Tanker 1 to establish a secure...

Company 3 Hovercraft Drill – Sampson’s Pond - February 9, 2014

Firefighters from Company 3 utilized Engine 3, Breaker 28, Tanker 1, Rescue 2 and our Hovercraft to review winter fire operations and winter ice rescues.   Unique training stations were set up along the ponds edge, where groups of Firefighters each got a chance to drive our hovercraft and rescue a simulated person through the ice. Other groups practiced rescue scenarios using winter surveil suits, using our ice auger for winter drafting operations and reviewing the new features on our...

Dive Team Ice Diving Drill – Hall Bog - February 2, 2014

Carver Fire Dive Team Members, under the careful instructions of Dive Master/Lieutenant Josh McDermott, geared up for Ice Dive scenarios at our Hall Bog training site.  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, full face masks and hand held sonar to navigate...

Recruit Training – Orientation - February 1, 2014

The Recruit Class of 2014 and the CFD Officers and Instructors get to know each other on the first day of Recruit Training. The next 3 months will be very intense and 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 Captains Matt Sears and Bob Telless. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) 

Car Fire – Lakeview Street - January 25, 2014

Firefighters off of Engine 3 made quick of a truck fire off of Lakeview Street, Sunday afternoon. Prior to Firefighters arrival, the vehicle was originally located up against the home.  The homeowner was able to push the vehicle a few feet away, limiting the exposure problem that was reported on the initial call. (Photo's by Deputy Eric Germaine) 

Missing Person’s Search – Sampson’s Pond - January 9, 2014

Firefighters from Company’s 1 and 3 utilizing Engines 1 and 3, Rescue 1, Rescue 2, Hovercraft, Breaker 28 and Cars 1, 2 and 3 conducted an extensive search for two missing persons, possibly on or in the close proximity to Sampson’s Pond.  The incident originated in the Town of Wareham with two missing persons, possibly on an ATV in their East Wareham area of Town.  After a significant amount of misleading information that was coming in, their cell phone was...

EMS Assist – Pond Street - January 3, 2014

Firefighters assisted Carver EMS with removing a patient from a home after the Blizzard.  Due to a very long un-plowed driveway length, firefighters assisted Carver EMS, utilizing Brush Breaker 27 and Forestry 25 to make assess to the home and ultimately bring the patient out to the main road and an awaiting ambulance.  (Photo by Comma Lady)