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 a Public Department whose 80 members are on a paid on call status.
Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of Plymouth Street. While Fire Company’s were in route, heavy smoke in that area of town was reported from a helicopter flying nearby and relayed back to our Fire Dispatch. First on scene, Captain Froehlich (201), who lives only a few houses away, reported heavy fire showing on the front of the structure (A side), declaring a working fire. A crew of six Firefighters on Engine 2 arrived within 5 minutes and were ordered to stretch multiple large attack lines and begin fire attack on the exterior of the structure. Crews from Rescue 1, Engines 1 and 3 assisted with exterior and interior fire operations. Numerous attempts were made to gain entry into the structure to search for possible occupants. Under heavy fire conditions, interior searches were immediately conducted in the basement and on the first floor. Access to the second floor was severely comprised due to a floor collapse and heavy fire conditions. There were initial indications that led Firefighters to believe that the homeowners were still inside the house. Fortunately, about an hour into the incident, a neighbor was able to reach the homeowners by phone, and notified our Fire Dispatch that there were no occupants inside the structure. Fire Tankers and Brush Breakers from Carver and Plympton shuttled 36,000 gallons of water into the fire scene from a nearby cranberry reservoir for fire suppression. Due to the building construction of all pine boards on the exterior and interior, Firefighters worked the fire incident for five hours, as the fire had spread to void spaces throughout the house. Due to the high heat and humidity of the day, Mutual Aid Engine Companies were brought in from Plymouth Fire and Middleboro Fire to relieve and assist Carver Firefighters on scene. Carver EMS assisted on scene setting up a Firefighter rehab sector, supplying needed hydration and monitoring vital signs of our Firefighters. Carver Police closed down a section of Plymouth Street allowing Fire Tankers and Firefighters to safely operate within the fire scene area. A Kingston Engine Company covered our Headquarters Station during the incident, responding to any reported emergencies within our town. The fire is considered accidental and is under investigation by Carver Fire and the Massachusetts State Fire Marshals Office. Forty-four Carver Firefighters, along with 8 Mutual Aid Firefighters worked the incident, with no injuries reported. Although the home is considered a total loss, Firefighters made a valiant effort to search for residents inside and save as many of their personal belongings as possible. (Photo's by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard)
47 Carver Firefighters responded to a garage fire in South Carver on Sunday. Companies 1 and 3 had just been dispatched to another call in Company 1's district when dispatch received a single 9-1-1 call for a possible garage fire. E1 continued to the original call while all other assets redirected to the garage fire. Tanker 2 was first on scene, arriving in under 3 minutes and reporting smoke showing. E3 arrived moments later and made an aggressive interior fire attack along with Tanker 2's crew. Tanker 1 was next on scene, assisting E3 with establishing a water supply. Rescue 1 arrived next, and went to work on forcing entry to the overhead door. Engines 2 and 1 reported to the scene to provide a RIT team and conduct overhaul. E4 established a water supply operation at Sampson's Pond. Brush Breakers 27, 28, and 29 all responded to provide water and manpower. The initial call that crews were responding to was a small fire in an appliance, which C2 mitigated to permit E1 to divert to the garage fire. During the fire, a third call was received for an inside investigation. this call was handled by Wareham E1 and Carver 26. The garage sustained extensive heat and smoke damage, however, the adjoining home was not impacted. Credit to a prepared and aggressive crew for quickly knocking down this smoky fire, preventing any further damage to the garage and home. (Photo's by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman)