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.
Recruit Training Class #11 was Ladders and Ventilation (Practical). During this practical course our new Firefighters are taught different ladder raises and carries by our experienced group of Recruit Trainers. The class is then split into two groups, with half practicing ladders and the other half concentrating on hydraulic, mechanical, and roof ventilation using our training building and one of the roof cut props. The groups even snuck in some SCBA maze training utilizing our maze prop. What a tremendous value to being able to have our new Firefighters practice real life scenarios under one roof in our own backyard. (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)
Tuesday night’s Recruit training class was a good one – Live Fire Training. Crews practiced live fires on the first and second floors of the training building. Each new firefighter got a chance to operate the different positions of a structural entry team, practicing nozzle patterns and positive pressure ventilation. Firefighters also practiced extinguishing vehicle and dumpster fires. It was a long night, but a tremendous amount of experience was gained that will help these new Firefighters transition into a great CFD career. (Photo's by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman)