Pictures for the year of 2017

 
 

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...