Pictures for the year of 2015

 
 

Recruit Training – Rescues - March 17, 2015

Our new Recruit Firefighters put their recently learned classroom knowledge to work at an MVA rescue practical at our Training Facility.  A donated vehicle was 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. (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine)

Dive Team Ice Dive – Sampson’s Pond - March 15, 2015

Carver Fire Dive Team Members, under the careful instructions of new Dive Master Austin White and new Assistant Dive Master Steven Dorherty, geared up for Ice Dive scenarios at Sampson's Pond in South Carver.  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...

Recruit Training – Mid Term Practical (Photo’s by Steve Falconer) - March 7, 2015

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 Practical (Photo’s by Retired Chief, Bill Harriman) - March 7, 2015

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 Retired Chief, Bill Harriman)

Recruit Training – Rapid Intervention Training - March 3, 2015

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.  (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Appreciation Night – Pympton Sportsman’s Club (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - February 28, 2015

When three well thought of members of the department hang up their helmets for the last time, a party seems quite appropriate. Words of praise, thoughtful gifts, a lot of ribbing and a great meal among friends made for a very special night.  Wide grins, firm handshakes from well wishers and yes, a tear or two was shed.  When you think of the 96 total years of service to the community by these three, just try and imagine for a...

Small Structure Fire / Chimney Fire – South Main Street - February 27, 2015

Firefighters responded to a reported Structure Fire on South Main Street our District 3.  While apparatus was in route, the homeowner reported that they had no fire problem at the residence.  First on scene, C3, reported a definite fire problem with an active Chimney Fire and fire possibly in the walls on "C" side of the structure.  Firefighters from Engine 3, Rescue 1, Engine 1, Tanker 1 and Breaker 28 worked the Incident, extinguishing fire on the exterior wall area...

Recruit Training – Ventilation and Fire Control - February 26, 2015

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 Firefighter Mike Shaw)

Recruit Training – Hoses / Streams - February 24, 2015

This week our new Fire Recruits were taught Fire Hoses and Fire streams.   Firefighters practiced hose packing and deploying techniques, selecting correct nozzles streams and flow pressures, hose rolls and other techniques our new firefighters will need when working fire incidents. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training – Pumps (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Shaw) - February 19, 2015

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

Recruit Training – Pumps (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - February 19, 2015

Hats off to great practical Pump Training classes given to our new Recruits on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Even though the weather was freezing, our Recruit Training Instructors seem to kick it up a notch each year.  The instructors divided the recruits into two 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 – SCBA / Maze Practical - February 18, 2015

The Class of 2015 gets out of the classroom and into our new maze and smokehouse. This gives a really new perspective to trying to function in all that gear and breathing apparatus. It also starts building the team concept which is so imperative in firefighting operations. Weather conditions didn’t help our new Firefighters or Instructors as the temperature was only 5 degrees. (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman)

Recruit Training – PPE / SCBA Classroom - February 16, 2015

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 Lieutenants Chris Vincent, Bill Froehlich and Jesse Boyle 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)

MVA with Entrapment – South Main Street (Photo’s by Rob Reardon, All Companies Working) - February 1, 2015

Firefighters from Company’s 1 and 3, utilizing Engine 1 and 3, Rescue 1, Breaker 28 and Car 1 responded to an MVA with at least one person trapped in a motor vehicle.  Captain Matt Sears was first on scene reporting one person trapped with a total of three people injured.  While Firefighters prepared to work with the Jaws of Life, additional ambulances and a Med Flight Helicopter was requested by Carver EMS.  Carver Police closed the roadway down and assisted...

MVA with Entrapment – South Main Street (Photo’s by Firefighter Mike Shaw) - February 1, 2015

Firefighters from Company’s 1 and 3, utilizing Engine 1 and 3, Rescue 1, Breaker 28 and Car 1 responded to an MVA with at least one person trapped in a motor vehicle.  Captain Matt Sears was first on scene reporting one person trapped with a total of three people injured.  While Firefighters prepared to work with the Jaws of Life, additional ambulances and a Med Flight Helicopter was requested by Carver EMS.  Carver Police closed the roadway down and assisted...

Recruit Training – Orientation - January 31, 2015

The Recruit Class of 2015 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 Bob Telless and Deputy Eric Germaine. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Fire Officers Swearing in and Retirement Ceremony – Carver Town Hall - January 23, 2015

What a great night! Six Carver Fire Officers, Captain Eric Weston, Lieutenant Bob Middendorf, Lieutenant Jesse Boyle, Lieutenant Josh McDermott, Divemaster Austin White and Assistant Divemaster Steve Doherty, 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. This was also an opportunity to offer a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to retiring...

Car Fire – South Main Street - January 14, 2015

Firefighters utilizing Engine 1 and 3 responded to a reported car fire on South Main Street.  Deputy Germaine assumed Command, reporting a single motor vehicle heavily involved.  Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, saving personal belongings for the owner.  (Photo's by Fire Chief Craig Weston) 

Search for Lost Person – Hemlock Island Swamp - January 11, 2015

Carver's Public Safety Departments were notified of a lost person, possibly lost for over two hours before being reported, somewhere in the woods of South Meadow Road and Main Street area.  A unified Command Post was establish with Fire, Police and EMS outside the residence on Bisbee Drive.  Throughout the incident, our Public Safety Dispatch Center worked with Verizon in gathering cell phone ping locations to assist the Command Post in coordinating a general search area.  The State Police Air...