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.

 
DSC_6532 This year’s Annual Deputy’s Drill focused on a large-scale Wildfire in the Myles Standish State Forest.  An estimated 150 Officers and Firefighters from 15 Towns and State agencies, utilizing 11 Brush Breakers, 3 Forestry Trucks, 3 Tankers, 3 Engines, a State Incident Support Unit, numerous Command Vehicles, and Chief Officers participated in the morning exercise.  The drill tested Plymouth County’s Myles Standish Response Plan used for any wildfire that might strike the State Forest.  Multiple mutual aid radio frequencies were utilized to help organize the different sectors of Command, Breaker Operations, Forestry Operations, Right and Left Flanks, Water Supply, and Staging for three separate/simulated fire incidents within the State Forest.  Brush Breakers were assigned to simulated flanks of the fire, driving through a wood road course utilizing all the water each carried.  A second wildfire scenario was initiated utilizing Forestry apparatus off of Halfway Pond Road in the State Forest.  In this simulation, Forestry Apparatus drove a wooded course, stopping to extinguish simulated wildfires along the way.  A Carver Engine company established a water supply for both wildfire fire scenarios, with Tankers shuttling over 15,000 gallons of water to areas close to each flank for breakers and forestry trucks to quickly fill up and get back to work.  Operators from the ISU assisted the Command Post with multiple drone missions, overlooking the Forestry and Brush Breakers operational areas.  Overall, the exercise was a big success, with our pre-plan tested and everyone learning something.  Hats off to Deputy Germaine for organizing the drill, CFD Assistant Deputy Boyle, our Officer core and Chiefs and Officers from surrounding communities for giving up their Sunday to help! Big props to the Chief and Deputy’s wives, our Station coverage crew and our awesome chefs back at Station 1 who served almost 200 hamburgers and hot dogs to the hungry troops at the conclusion of the drill. (Photo’s by Deputy, Eric Germaine)
IMG_9815 Our new Recruits last training class was a good but VERY WET one – Live Fire Training.  Crews practiced live fires on the first and second floors of the training building.  Each team of new firefighters responded as an Engine Company, utilizing Engines 1 to the Training Facility for multiple simulated structure fires.  Each recruit got a chance to operate the different positions of a structural entry team, practicing nozzle patterns and positive pressure ventilation.  It was a long wet day, but a tremendous amount of experience was gained that will help these new Firefighters transition into a great CFD career.  After the morning practical, it was on to graduation….  Family and friends attended to witness that special moment when titles change from Recruit to FIREFIGHTER! The ceremony included speeches by Select Board Chairman Mark Townsend, Association Vie President Steve Maccini, Deputy Germaine, Assistant Deputy Boyle and Chief Weston. Official Department Badges, Accountability ID’s and Graduation Certificates were presented, followed by Town Clerk , ara Dahill swearing each new firefighter in.  This was a day to remember. Please join me in welcoming our newest Carver Firefighters in the Class of 2024. (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Blanchard)