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.
Fire Companies 1, 2, and 3 responded to a reported Structure Fire off Hines Ave in North Carver. On arrival, heavy smoke and fire was reported on the second floor of a residential structure. Carver Engine 2 laid about 600’ of 4" supply line into the fire, due to the very narrow access roadway. Fire Crews from Engine 2 quickly made the second floor and knocked down the fire in the bedroom and started ventilation. Fire crews from Engine 1, Rescue 1, and Engine 4 assisted with secondary searches, overhaul, R.I.T. and salvage operations. Due to the narrow and long roadway, Engine 1 set up on Plymouth Street, feeding the supply line into Engine 2 at the fire. Carver Tankers 1 and 2, along with a Plympton Tanker assisted in shuttling water into the Fire scene. Engine 3's crew established a drafting water supply from a nearby stream, refiling Carver and Plympton Tankers. Overall 27 Carver Firefighters, 2 Plympton Firefighters, and a Plymouth Engine company covering CFD Headquarters worked the morning incident. Big thank you to Carver EMS for assisting with Firefighter rehab and support, while Carver Police shut down the Plymouth Street roadway allowing our firefighters to work safely. Firefighters were able to save some small animals that were inside the home. Very strong work by all our Public Safety Departments in saving the family’s home! (Photo's by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)
This year’s Annual Deputy’s Drill focused on a large-scale Wildfire in the Myles Standish State Forest. Over 175 Officers and Firefighters from 17 Towns and State agencies, utilizing 14 Brush Breakers, 7 Forestry Trucks, 3 Tankers, 1 Engine, 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 and an 800 patch were utilized to help organize the different sectors of Command, Operations, Right and Left Flanks, Water Supply, and Staging for three separate 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. An Engine company established a water supply for both wildfire fire scenarios, with Tankers shuttling over 20,000 gallon of water to areas close to each flank for breakers and forestry trucks to quickly fill up and get back to work. During the exercise, Breakers were also dispatched to a third simulated wildfire involving a spot fire on the fringe of the forest. Overall, the exercise was a big success, with our pre-plan tested and everyone learning something, especially how to use winches…. Hats off to Deputy Germaine for organizing the drill and all our CFD Chief Officers and Officers and Officers from surrounding communities for giving up their Sunday to help! Big props to the Chief and Deputy's wives and our chefs back at Station 1 that served almost 175 hamburgers and hot dogs to the hungry troops at the conclusion of the drill.