Pictures for the year of 2022

 
 

2022 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - May 1, 2022

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...

2022 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - May 1, 2022

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...

Brush Fire – Plymouth Street - May 1, 2022

Fire Companies 1 and 2 were dispatched Brush Fire on Plymouth Street.  Fire Officer, 201 reported a ¼ acres fire that was extending to a shed and a larger wooded area.  Crews from Brush Breakers 26 and 27 along with our new Forestry Truck 25 quickly cut the fire off, protecting the shed and further trees.  Carver Engine 2 established a water supply at a local cranberry reservoir, while Tanker 1 filled fire apparatus at the scene. (Photo's by Firefighter,...

Camper Fire – Fuller Street (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 26, 2022

Fire Companies 1, 2, and 3 were dispatched to a reported Mobile Trailer fire earlier in the week.  On arrival, heavy fire was reported from a large camper-style unit.  Fire crews on Engine 2, and Engine 1 worked the Incident, quickly knocking down the fire.  Fire crews on Engine 4 and Tanker 1 established a water supply at a nearby cranberry pond. (Photo's by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)

Camper Fire – Fuller Street (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 26, 2022

Fire Companies 1, 2, and 3 were dispatched to a reported Mobile Trailer fire earlier in the week.  On arrival, heavy fire was reported from a large camper-style unit.  Fire crews on Engine 2, and Engine 1 worked the Incident, quickly knocking down the fire.  Fire crews on Engine 4 and Tanker 1 established a water supply at a nearby cranberry pond. (Photo's by Firefighter, Steve Falconer)

Camper Fire – Fuller Street (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Bob Giusti) - April 26, 2022

Fire Companies 1, 2, and 3 were dispatched to a reported Mobile Trailer fire earlier in the week.  On arrival, heavy fire was reported from a large camper-style unit.  Fire crews on Engine 2, and Engine 1 worked the Incident, quickly knocking down the fire.  Fire crews on Engine 4 and Tanker 1 established a water supply at a nearby cranberry pond. (Photo's by Retired Firefighter, Bob Giusti)

2022 Recruit Training Class Picture - April 25, 2022

Left to Right (Bottom Row) - Our Newest Firefighters - Firefighter Sean Eldridge, Firefighter Evan Ouellette, Firefighter Cam Wentworth, Firefighter Matthew Crump and Firefighter Spencer White Left to Right (Top Row) - Our Assistant Deputy Chief Jesse Boyle, Lieutenant Sean Bogart, Lieutenant Geoffery Thomas, Captain Eric Weston, Captain Bill Froehlich, Captain Frank Nye, Lieutenant Bob Middendorf, Lieutenant Adam Flood, Firefighter Matt Sears, Lieutenant Chris Mahoney, Firefighter Austin White and Deputy Eric Germaine

Trailer/Equipment Fire – High Street (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 24, 2022

Fire Companies 1 and 2 were initially dispatched to a reported outside fire in the area of High and Snappit Street in North Carver.  On arrival, Fire Officer 201 reported a large outdoor fire involving a box trailer, tires, and construction equipment.  Due to the size and type of fire, the response was upgraded to a three-company response requesting additional Engine and Tanker companies.  Carver Engines 1 and 2 were assigned fire attack, with firefighters stretching numerous hand lines to...

Trailer/Equipment Fire – High Street (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 24, 2022

Fire Companies 1 and 2 were initially dispatched to a reported outside fire in the area of High and Snappit Street in North Carver.  On arrival, Fire Officer 201 reported a large outdoor fire involving a box trailer, tires, and construction equipment.  Due to the size and type of fire, the response was upgraded to a three-company response requesting additional Engine and Tanker companies.  Carver Engines 1 and 2 were assigned fire attack, with firefighters stretching numerous hand lines to...

Recruit Training Class #27 – Live Fire Training / Graduation (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 23, 2022

Our new Recruits last 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 day, but a tremendous amount of experience was gained that will help these new Firefighters transition into...

Recruit Training Class #27 – Live Fire Training / Graduation (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - April 23, 2022

Our new Recruits last 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 day, but a tremendous amount of experience was gained that will help these new Firefighters transition into...

Recruit Training Class #27 – Live Fire Training / Graduation (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 23, 2022

Our new Recruits last 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 day, but a tremendous amount of experience was gained that will help these new Firefighters transition into...

Recruit Training Class #26.5 – Wildfire Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 21, 2022

On Thursday night, our Recruit Instructors and some loyal helpers put on an awesome Wildfire class for our new Firefighters.  Normally, the recruit training wildfire class is held as a classroom setting, but in recent years it has been a bigger hit to load up our recruits on Brush Breakers and travel the woods.  Breakers 26 and 27 participated in the exercise, as a rolling wildfire class took place in the rear of each breaker.  Our new Firefighters got a...

Recruit Training Class #26.5 – Wildfire Practical (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 21, 2022

On Thursday night, our Recruit Instructors and some loyal helpers put on an awesome Wildfire class for our new Firefighters.  Normally, the recruit training wildfire class is held as a classroom setting, but in recent years it has been a bigger hit to load up our recruits on Brush Breakers and travel the woods.  Breakers 26 and 27 participated in the exercise, as a rolling wildfire class took place in the rear of each breaker.  Our new Firefighters got a...

Recruit Training Class #26 – Non Fire Practicals (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 19, 2022

Our new Recruit Firefighters are nearing the end of their Recruit Training Program.  This past week they demonstrated all their non-firefighters skills at the Training Facility.  The group worked another MVA Entrapment scenario, practiced additional maze evolutions, performed another round of search and rescues, and finally some Ladders evolutions.   Next up is a practical BurshBreaker drive, then on to their Live Fire Practical and then they will transition into Station Training for a 60 day period.  (Photo's by Retired Firefighter,...

Recruit Training Class #26 – Non Fire Practicals (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 19, 2022

Our new Recruit Firefighters are nearing the end of their Recruit Training Program.  This past week they demonstrated all their non-firefighters skills at the Training Facility.  The group worked another MVA Entrapment scenario, practiced additional maze evolutions, performed another round of search and rescues, and finally some Ladders evolutions.   Next up is a practical BurshBreaker drive, then on to their Live Fire Practical and then they will transition into Station Training for a 60 day period.  (Photo's by Firefighter, Steve...

Recruit Training Class #22 – Live Fire Intro (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 5, 2022

Class #22 for our Recruit Firefighters was Live Fire Intro.  Three different live fires (Dumpster Fire, Car Fire and Single Room Structure Fires) were demonstrated by our Instructors.  Throughout the evening our new firefighters got a chance to extinguish each of the fires, while having instructors by their side.  Instructors also performed a live fire classroom session in our larger burn room, where all firefighters got a change to watch fire spread, see first-hand fire extinguishment and hydraulic ventilation techniques. ...

Recruit Training Class #22 – Live Fire Intro (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 5, 2022

Class #22 for our Recruit Firefighters was Live Fire Intro.  Three different live fires (Dumpster Fire, Car Fire and Single Room Structure Fires) were demonstrated by our Instructors.  Throughout the evening our new firefighters got a chance to extinguish each of the fires, while having instructors by their side.  Instructors also performed a live fire classroom session in our larger burn room, where all firefighters got a change to watch fire spread, see first-hand fire extinguishment and hydraulic ventilation techniques. ...

Dog Rescue – Indian Street - April 5, 2022

Deputy Fire Chief Eric Germaine rescued "Skeeter" after he was trapped in a septic tank off Indian Street.  The dog’s owners had been looking for Skeeter for over an hour before discovering him in a nearby septic tank.  Skeeter must have had quite a fall and was extremely lucky that his owners decided to look inside.  After a good shower, Deputy Germaine was back in service.

Water/ Mud Rescue – Bates Pond - April 4, 2022

At approximately 6:30 pm, Carver Public Safety was notified of a young adult stuck up to his chest in the mud in Bates Pond, our South Carver District. Carver Police, Carver EMS and Carver Fire with about 30 Officers/Firefighters responded to the Incident. The Carver Fire Dive Team was also activated and staged on scene as a precaution. Firefighters donning specialized survival suits, utilized a small aluminum boat, ropes, and rescue equipment to reach the person that had been stuck...

Recruit Training Class #21 – MVA Rescues (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 2, 2022

Our new Recruit Firefighters put their recently learned classroom knowledge to work at an MVA rescue practical at our Training Facility.  Using a donated vehicle our Recruit Instructors guided our new Firefighters through the process of using the Jaws of Life, air bags and specialized rescue tools to free simulated trapped occupants.   Each time a firefighter can practice simulated rescues under a controlled environment, makes them more proficient during the real emergency!  (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)

Recruit Training Class #21 – MVA Rescues (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - April 2, 2022

Our new Recruit Firefighters put their recently learned classroom knowledge to work at an MVA rescue practical at our Training Facility.  Using a donated vehicle our Recruit Instructors guided our new Firefighters through the process of using the Jaws of Life, air bags and specialized rescue tools to free simulated trapped occupants.   Each time a firefighter can practice simulated rescues under a controlled environment, makes them more proficient during the real emergency!  (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard)

MVA – Tremont Street - March 28, 2022

Carver Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash on Tremont St this evening. Initial reports stated that a vehicle had exited the road and was in the water, and as a result the CFD Dive Team was dispatched along with all 3 fire companies. Fortunately, the 2 occupants were able to exit the vehicle. Carver EMS transported one patient to an area trauma center for care.  The vehicle was in a precarious position, as seen in the photos. Over a guard...

Recruit Training Class #18 – Rapid Intervention / Thermal Imaging (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - March 24, 2022

This week our new Firefighters were given a great course on Rapid Intervention and Thermal Imaging by our Recruit Trainers.  Each firefighter got a chance to practice working as a coordinated TEAM, and practice realistic self-rescue techniques that may need to be used in the event a firefighter becomes trapped or disoriented. (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training Class #16 – Pumps and Hose Practical (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - March 19, 2022

Our Recruit Trainers go above and beyond in teaching our newest Firefighters proper fire pump, fire hoses and stream operations. Firefighters got a chance to operate our front line Engines, a Brush Breaker and a Tanker, pumping and practicing hose techniques in realistic operational scenarios.  Learning how to draft water out of our portable pools is a must when you become a firefighter in Carver.  Firefighters also practiced hose packing and deploying techniques, selecting correct nozzles streams and flow pressures,...

Recruit Training Class #16 – Pumps and Hose Practical (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Robert Giusti) - March 19, 2022

Our Recruit Trainers go above and beyond in teaching our newest Firefighters proper fire pump, fire hoses and stream operations. Firefighters got a chance to operate our front line Engines, a Brush Breaker and a Tanker, pumping and practicing hose techniques in realistic operational scenarios.  Learning how to draft water out of our portable pools is a must when you become a firefighter in Carver.  Firefighters also practiced hose packing and deploying techniques, selecting correct nozzles streams and flow pressures,...

Recruit Training Class #16 – Pumps and Hose Practical (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - March 19, 2022

Our Recruit Trainers go above and beyond in teaching our newest Firefighters proper fire pump, fire hoses and stream operations. Firefighters got a chance to operate our new front line Engines, a Brush Breaker and a Tanker, pumping and practicing hose techniques in realistic operational scenarios.  Learning how to draft water out of our portable pools is a must when you become a firefighter in Carver.  Firefighters also practiced hose packing and deploying techniques, selecting correct nozzles streams and flow...

Recruit Training Class #11 – Ladders/Ventilation Practical (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - March 5, 2022

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.  What a tremendous value to being able to have our new Firefighters practice real life scenarios...

Recruit Training Class #11 – Ladders/Ventilation Practical (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - March 5, 2022

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.  What a tremendous value to being able to have our new Firefighters practice real life scenarios...

Recruit Training Class #11 – Ladders/Ventilation Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - March 5, 2022

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.  What a tremendous value to being able to have our new Firefighters practice real life scenarios...

Recruit Training Class #6 – SCBA Practicals - February 19, 2022

What a great training class our new Firefighters were treated to on Saturday.  Our Instructors used their imagination in creating two separate Rescue/Maze training scenarios in the new Training Building.  Our new Firefighters were divided up into two stations.  One group worked in the new maze room, another group worked 1st and 2nd floor search and rescue scenarios.  The building was pumping out smoke all morning long with our new firefighters seeming to love every minute of it.  Great class!...

Recruit Training Class #5 – PPE / SCBA Classroom - February 17, 2022

Our new Firefighters reviewed Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in class this week.  Firefighters got familiar with weekly SCBA checks and learned the do’s and don’ts of their PPE gear.  Next class (Outdoor Practical) they will use their knowledge in the field, as live search and rescue practical scenarios will be conducted in our Training Facility. (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer)

Structure Fire – Coles Mill Road (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer and unknown Photographer) - January 25, 2022

Fire Companies 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire off of High Street in our North Carver District.  On arrival, Carver C2 reported a 1 ½ story wood frame with heavy smoke showing, declaring a working fire.  Fire crews from Engine 2 stretched two fire attack lines, one to the rear basement bulkhead and one to the front of the structure (side A) for fire attack.  Fire crews entered the basement encountering a heavy fire load...

Structure Fire – Coles Mill Road (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - January 25, 2022

Fire Companies 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire off of High Street in our North Carver District.  On arrival, Carver C2 reported a 1 ½ story wood frame with heavy smoke showing, declaring a working fire.  Fire crews from Engine 2 stretched two fire attack lines, one to the rear basement bulkhead and one to the front of the structure (side A) for fire attack.  Fire crews entered the basement encountering a heavy fire load...

Structure Fire – Coles Mill Road (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - January 25, 2022

Fire Companies 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire off of High Street in our North Carver District.  On arrival, Carver C2 reported a 1 ½ story wood frame with heavy smoke showing, declaring a working fire.  Fire crews from Engine 2 stretched two fire attack lines, one to the rear basement bulkhead and one to the front of the structure (side A) for fire attack.  Fire crews entered the basement encountering a heavy fire load...

Structure Fire – Coles Mill Road (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - January 25, 2022

Fire Companies 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire off of High Street in our North Carver District.  On arrival, Carver C2 reported a 1 ½ story wood frame with heavy smoke showing, declaring a working fire.  Fire crews from Engine 2 stretched two fire attack lines, one to the rear basement bulkhead and one to the front of the structure (side A) for fire attack.  Fire crews entered the basement encountering a heavy fire load...

Captain Tellless Retirement Event – Plympton Upland Club - January 23, 2022

Family, Friends, Officers and Firefighters from all over gathered on Sunday at the Plympton Upland Club to congratulate Captain Robert Telless on his retirement from the Carver Fire Department.  Master of ceremonies and Association President, Bob Middendorf, did an outstanding job providing plenty of humor, some serious moments and supplying Captain Telless with plenty of tissues.  Bobby was presented with some really nice tokens of appreciations from each Fire Company and the Department as a whole.  This was a special...

New Forestry 25 Delivery - January 17, 2022

Carver Fire Department’s new Forestry 25 returned to quarters following a visit to our sign artist, Mr. Gregg Heger. The numbering scheme of “25” dates back to the 1940’s in which Plymouth County Fire Chief’s Association designated specific numbers to each fire department. This tradition continues today, with the numbers 20-29 still assigned to the Carver Fire Department.  The forest fire truck, which was purchased through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighter’s Grant program, will now have equipment installed by our own...