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.
Both Company's 1 and Company 2 conducted MVA Entrapment drills this past weekend. Each scenario included multiple trapped occupants both in and under the vehicles. Each Company had to work as a team to prioritize each rescue. Prior to the start of each drill, Assistant Deputy Boyle presented a PowerPoint training class on Energy Storage systems located here in Carver. The presentation included the facts on these systems, an introduction to our newly developed Energy Storage/Solar Response SOG, and a review of each fire company's apparatus response card to these incidents. Officers and Firefighters got a chance to ask questions about the up-and-coming technology and expectations of our Fire Department when responding to emergencies associated with these facilities. (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)
Big thank you Fire Safety Officer Lauzon for putting on a well-attended and informative Fire Apparatus Driving Drill both this past Saturday and Sunday. Numerous Firefighters attended the two-day driving exercise. Firefighters started with a classroom presentation, which included a very informative and to-the-point PowerPoint training lecture addressing DOT standards, POV vehicle responses, and firefighter safety. A five-station practical driving course was set up to simulate various fire apparatus driving scenarios. Firefighters practiced serpentine driving, multipoint turns, apparatus backing, and diminishing lane clearance. One of the stations was an electric vehicle station. Firefighters got a chance to see firsthand where the batteries and inverters were placed in the vehicle, what can be touched or cut if needed during an extrication and learn the precautions that need to be taken when working around these vehicles. Great drill with a lot learned (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman)