Welcome to the Carver Fire Department

The Carver Fire Department is located in Southeastern Massachusetts.
We proudly protect 11,368 people living in an area of 39.58 square miles. We operate out of three stations that protect a primarily residential/agricultural area. Our Department is an ISO 2/2Y-rated Public Department whose 85 members are on a paid on-call status.

 
MG_7026 At 1:23pm, 911 calls from CFD alerted to a reported dryer fire in the area of Purchase Street, our North Carver District.  On arrival, first Chief Officers upgraded the response to Stations 1, 2, and 3, as the fire was showing from the interior basement area.  Fire crews quickly gained door accesses from both the first floor and basement area.  First due firefighters from Engine 2 stretched a 1-3/4” hose line to the A side, first floor, and then to the basement area, extinguishing the fire in the dryer closet area.  Fire crews from Engine 1 and Rescue 1 stretched a second hose line, conducting primary and secondary searches within the first and second floors.  Once the fire was declared knocked down, firefighters then utilized two positive pressure fans to remove the large amounts of smoke still in the home.  Firefighters from Engine 3 established a water supply (W2-19) at the nearby cranberry bog reservoir and refilled our Tanker 1.  Fire Tankers 1 and 2 prepared our portable tanks in case additional water was requested.  The homeowner did an outstanding job quickly reporting the fire, and then managing to get her young child, two dogs, and two cats safely out of the home.  Due to a very quick knockdown, the home was saved from extreme damage.  CFD crews responded to the daytime fire incident with twenty-nine Officers/Firefighters and nine pieces of fire apparatus.  During the incident, one of the family’s dogs (Otto) managed to escape, bolting towards a cranberry bog/swamp area.  Firefighters, family members and good Samaritans all worked for over two days searching and finally locating their beloved family bet!  Overall, it was a good day with no one injured, limited damage to the home and all the family's pets were reunited! (Photo’s by future Firefighter, Matt Heath)
DSCN7966 CFD Fire Company’s 1, 2, and 3 participated in the Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill this past Saturday and Sunday morning. This year, Deputy Germaine designed a live-fire training exercise geared to simulating a realistic Structure Fire Response complete with a water shuttle operation and live fire on two floors of our training building. (Saturday) - Fire crews responded from the Carver Elementary School, located at 85 Main Street, with three Engine Company’s, a Heavy Rescue, and a Tanker, to a reported structure fire in the building at our training facility, located at 99 Main Street.  First in crews encountered a heavy smoke from the first and then second floors our three story training building. The first due Engine Company was ordered to make entry on side A, through our forcible entry door prop, conduct a quick primary search of the first floor and move towards fire extinguishment.  Orders to the second arriving Engine Company were to extend a second attack line to the second floor of the building for search and fire extinguishment.  Rescue 1’s crew was assigned vertical ventilation at the rear of the building.   A third Engine Company was assigned to Water Supply, drafting out of the Carver Elementary School’s underground 30,000 gallon water tank, about ¼ mile away. Tanker 1 would then shuttle water from the water supply Engine to a portable pool set up in front of the first due attack Engine.  (Sunday) - Fire crews responded from the Carver Elementary School, located at 85 Main Street, with three Engine Company’s, a Heavy Rescue, a Tanker and a Onset Ladder, to a reported structure fire in the building at our training facility, located at 99 Main Street.  First in crews encountered a heavy smoke from the first and then second floors our three story training building.  The first due Engine Company was ordered to make entry on side A, through our forcible entry door prop, conduct a quick primary search of the first floor and move towards fire extinguishment.  Orders to the second arriving Engine Company were given to lay a 4” line supplying the building standpipe system. Firefighters utilizing the Onset ladder were ordered to make entry via the ladder extended to the third floor, charge the standpipe fire hose and attack a fire on the second floor.  Rescue 1’s crew was assigned vertical ventilation at the rear of the building.  A third Engine Company was assigned to Water Supply, drafting out of the Carver Elementary School’s underground 30,000 gallon water tank, about ¼ mile away. Tanker 1 would then shuttle water from the water supply Engine to the attack Engine feeding the standpipe system.  With the cooperation of Carver EMS, an EMS/Rehab Sector was established, with all CFD personnel transitioning through the Rehab Sector at least once during the exercise.  Each day, a complete structure fire scenario was run three times, with a six to eight live burns completed throughout the morning allowing firefighters to practice in different positions on the apparatus. This is the seventh year we have been able to conduct the live structure fire training at our facility. Every time a CFD firefighter can hone their live fire skills working under real fire conditions raises our firefighter’s confidence when they are working the real thing! This labor-intensive training exercise would not be possible if it was not for such a dedicated CFD Officer core to help Deputy Germaine facilitate all the scripted evolutions throughout the two days.  (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)