Pictures for the year of 2021

 
 

Safety Officer Driving Drill – Company’s 1, 2 and 3 (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - November 13, 2021

Big thank you Fire Safety Officers Telless and Lauzon for putting on a well-attended and informative Fire Apparatus Driving Drill both this past Saturday and Sunday.  About 60 Firefighters attend the two-day driving exercise. Firefighters started with a classroom presentation, which included a driving video and PowerPoint training lecture designed according to DOT standards and then they hit the five-station driving course, set up to simulate various fire apparatus driving scenarios. Firefighters practiced circle checks, serpentine driving, multipoint turns, parrel...

Safety Officer Driving Drill – Company’s 1 and 2 (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - November 13, 2021

Big thank you Fire Safety Officers Telless and Lauzon for putting on a well-attended and informative Fire Apparatus Driving Drill both this past Saturday and Sunday. About 60 Firefighters attend the two-day driving exercise. Firefighters started with a classroom presentation, which included a driving video and PowerPoint training lecture designed according to DOT standards and then they hit the five-station driving course, set up to simulate various fire apparatus driving scenarios. Firefighters practiced circle checks, serpentine driving, multipoint turns, parrel...

Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill (Fire Company’s 1 and 3) – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine) - October 24, 2021

CFD Fire Company’s 1, 2, and 3 participated in the Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill this past Saturday and Sunday morning. This year, Deputy Germaine designed a live-fire training exercise geared to simulating a realistic Structure Fire Response.    Fire crews responded from our old Fire Headquarters, located at 112A Main Street, with three Engine Company’s, a Heavy Rescue, our new Tanker and a Ladder Truck from Onset Fire, to a reported smoke in the building at our training facility, located at 99 Main...

Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill (Fire Company’s 1 and 3) – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - October 24, 2021

CFD Fire Company’s 1, 2, and 3 participated in the Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill this past Saturday and Sunday morning. This year, Deputy Germaine designed a live-fire training exercise geared to simulating a realistic Structure Fire Response.    Fire crews responded from our old Fire Headquarters, located at 112A Main Street, with three Engine Company’s, a Heavy Rescue, our new Tanker and a Ladder Truck from Onset Fire, to a reported smoke in the building at our training facility, located at 99 Main...

Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill (Fire Company’s 1 and 3) – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle) - October 24, 2021

CFD Fire Company’s 1, 2, and 3 participated in the Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill this past Saturday and Sunday morning. This year, Deputy Germaine designed a live-fire training exercise geared to simulating a realistic Structure Fire Response.    Fire crews responded from our old Fire Headquarters, located at 112A Main Street, with three Engine Company’s, a Heavy Rescue, our new Tanker and a Ladder Truck from Onset Fire, to a reported smoke in the building at our training facility, located at 99 Main...

Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill (Fire Company’s 1 and 2) – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - October 23, 2021

CFD Fire Company’s 1, 2, and 3 participated in the Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill this past Saturday and Sunday morning. This year, Deputy Germaine designed a live-fire training exercise geared to simulating a realistic Structure Fire Response.    Fire crews responded from our old Fire Headquarters, located at 112A Main Street, with three Engine Company’s, a Heavy Rescue, our new Tanker and a Ladder Truck from Onset Fire, to a reported smoke in the building at our training facility, located at 99 Main...

Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill (Fire Company’s 1 and 2) – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - October 23, 2021

CFD Fire Company’s 1, 2, and 3 participated in the Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill this past Saturday and Sunday morning. This year, Deputy Germaine designed a live-fire training exercise geared to simulating a realistic Structure Fire Response.    Fire crews responded from our old Fire Headquarters, located at 112A Main Street, with three Engine Company’s, a Heavy Rescue, our new Tanker and a Ladder Truck from Onset Fire, to a reported smoke in the building at our training facility, located at 99 Main...

Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill (Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3) – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Future CFD Firefighter, Ava Boyle) - October 23, 2021

CFD Fire Company’s 1, 2, and 3 participated in the Deputy’s Structure Fire Drill this past Saturday and Sunday morning. This year, Deputy Germaine designed a live-fire training exercise geared to simulating a realistic Structure Fire Response. Fire crews responded from our old Fire Headquarters, located at 112A Main Street, with three Engine Company’s, a Heavy Rescue, our new Tanker and a Ladder Truck from Onset Fire, to a reported smoke in the building at our training facility, located at 99...

Company 1 Chimney Fire Drill – CFD Training Facility - September 12, 2021

Fire crews from Company 1 sharpened their skills on Chimeny Fires this past weekend. Our new Training Facility was designed to include a Chimney Fire Prop. Firefighters can start a small smoldering fire in the lined fireplace on the first floor, while crews extend ladders to the roof, lowering a chimney fire line through the built-in flue, clearing obstacles, and extinguishing the fire. Secondarily fire crews use thermal imagers inside the building to check for any extension. The realistic prop...

Company 3 Hydrant Distribution System Training – Pine Ridge Way Development - September 11, 2021

As a follow-up to the Fire Prevention Program C3 conducted for the residents of the Pine Ridge Condominium Development, Officer/Firefighters of Company 3 spent this past Saturday morning testing the Hydrant Distribution System within the development. Crews drafted water out of the on-premises fire pond, charged the hydrant distribution system, and flowed/flushed the system. This was a great refresher for our new firefighters and to ensure the system is working as designed and can be utilized if another fire were...

Company 1 R.I.T. / Water Supply Drill – CFD Training Facility - August 11, 2021

Firefighters from Company 1 practiced Water Supply evolutions and Rapid Intervention techniques at a recent training exercise.  Firefighters were instructed on how to safely rescue/remove a downed firefighter from a roof area utilizing a stokes basket, a ladder, ropes, and good teamwork.  While this technique R.I.T. was being practiced, other groups of firefighters practiced drafting water out of portable pools and operating numerous master stream appliances.  Rapid Intervention is the training topic of the month for each fire company. (Photo’s...

Carver Public Safety Night out – Carver High School - August 9, 2021

Well, the rain didn’t seem to keep the residents of Carver away from Carver’s Public Safety Night out, and boy did it RAIN!  A large crowd showed up to support Public Safety and partake in all the activities.  From tours of Public Safety Apparatus and equipment to blow up jumpy houses, a large raffle and free food, all seemed eager to just get out and have some fun!  A big tip of the helmet to Carver PD for organizing the...

Structure Fire (Detached Garage) – Church Street (Photo’s by Duxbury Deputy Fire Chief, Rob Reardon) - August 8, 2021

47 Carver Firefighters responded to a garage fire in South Carver on Sunday. Companies 1 and 3 had just been dispatched to another call in Company 1's district when dispatch received a single 9-1-1 call for a possible garage fire. E1 continued to the original call while all other assets redirected to the garage fire. Tanker 2 was first on scene, arriving in under 3 minutes and reporting smoke showing. E3 arrived moments later and made an aggressive interior fire...

Structure Fire (Detached Garage) – Church Street (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - August 8, 2021

47 Carver Firefighters responded to a garage fire in South Carver on Sunday. Companies 1 and 3 had just been dispatched to another call in Company 1's district when dispatch received a single 9-1-1 call for a possible garage fire. E1 continued to the original call while all other assets redirected to the garage fire. Tanker 2 was first on scene, arriving in under 3 minutes and reporting smoke showing. E3 arrived moments later and made an aggressive interior fire...

Water Emergency’s – Sampson’s Pond - August 8, 2021

Must be something in the water at Sampson’s Pond, as in the last two weeks Firefighters have had to respond to two separate potential water emergencies.  On August 2nd, Fire crews responded to a boat emergency, being notified that a motorboat crashed into rocks hidden just below the waterline.  Individuals on the boat were thrown from the boat into the water, with the boat damaged and taking on water.  All parties managed to get back on the boat and with...

Structure Fire (Detached Garage) – Church Street (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - August 8, 2021

47 Carver Firefighters responded to a garage fire in South Carver on Sunday. Companies 1 and 3 had just been dispatched to another call in Company 1's district when dispatch received a single 9-1-1 call for a possible garage fire. E1 continued to the original call while all other assets redirected to the garage fire. Tanker 2 was first on scene, arriving in under 3 minutes and reporting smoke showing. E3 arrived moments later and made an aggressive interior fire...

Company 2 Water Supply / Dive Team Drill – Plymouth Street - July 28, 2021

Officers/Firefighters of Company 2, along with members of the Dive Team conducted a Water Supply / Water Rescue Drill earlier in the week.  Multiple fire apparatus and crews practiced pumping thousands of gallons of water through the drill, giving Firefighters a chance to sharpen their pumping and drafting skills.  Crews were treated to a bog side cookout, keeping the comradery of Company 2 at a high level.  (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer)

Structure Fire – Plymouth Street – (Photo’s by Fire Photographers John Walcek, Tyler Reardon, Tyler Sampson, John Dishaw and Carver Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesses Boyle) - July 18, 2021

On Sunday, July 18th at 12:47 pm, Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of Plymouth Street.  While Fire Company’s were in route, heavy smoke in that area of town was reported from a helicopter flying nearby and relayed back to our Fire Dispatch.  Additionally, a neighbor also called 911 reporting a house on fire.  First on scene, Captain Froehlich (201), who lives only a few houses away, reported heavy...

Structure Fire – Plymouth Street (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - July 18, 2021

Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of Plymouth Street.  While Fire Company’s were in route, heavy smoke in that area of town was reported from a helicopter flying nearby and relayed back to our Fire Dispatch.  First on scene, Captain Froehlich (201), who lives only a few houses away, reported heavy fire showing on the front of the structure (A side), declaring a working fire.  A crew of six...

MVA Entrapment – Wenham Road - July 11, 2021

Carver Firefighters from Companies 1 and 2 responded to Wenham Rd for a crash with two trapped occupants.  Members from Rescue 1 and Engine 2 formed into several groups, simultaneously working to stabilize the vehicle which was resting on its side, removing the windshield to get access to the patients, and staffing a charged hose line to protect the trapped occupants and firefighters in the event the vehicle caught on fire during patient removal. Engine 1 was staged down the...

Structure Fire – Pine Ridge Way - July 2, 2021

Companies 1, 2, & 3 were dispatched to a reported structure fire in a town-house development in South Carver just after 3am this morning. The first arriving unit signed off reporting heavy fire showing from the rear of a residence and declared a working fire. Upon arrival, crews from Engine 3 stretched simultaneous attack lines to the rear and to the interior of the residence.   Carver PD and several residents of the town-house development immediately went to work knocking on doors...

Company 1 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility - May 23, 2021

Officers and Firefighters from Company 1 participated in a creative MVA Entrapment Drill over the weekend.  Simulating a head-on truck verse motorcycle collision, firefighters utilized the rescue tools off of Rescue 1 and Engine 1 to perform multiple MVA entrapment scenarios.  Firefighters removed the doors and roof, rolled the dash, stabilized, and then lifted the vehicle off the motorcycle to free the trapped patient.  (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle)

Company 3 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle) - May 22, 2021

Officers and Firefighters from Company 3 participated in a creative MVA Entrapment Drill over the weekend.  Simulating a head-on MVA collision, two vehicles were stacked nearly on top of each other with manikins inside for firefighters to rescue.  Firefighters utilized the rescue tools off of Rescue 1 and Engine 3 to perform multiple MVA entrapment scenarios, from removing the doors and roof and rolling the dash to stabilizing and lifting the vehicle.  (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle)

Company 3 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Captain, Frank Nye) - May 22, 2021

Officers and Firefighters from Company 3 participated in a creative MVA Entrapment Drill over the weekend.  Simulating a head-on MVA collision, two vehicles were stacked nearly on top of each other with manikins inside for firefighters to rescue.  Firefighters utilized the rescue tools off of Rescue 1 and Engine 3 to perform multiple MVA entrapment scenarios, from removing the doors and roof and rolling the dash to stabilizing and lifting the vehicle.  (Photo’s by Captain, Frank Nye)

Company 2 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility - May 16, 2021

Company 2 Firefighters work an MVA Entrapment Drill this past Sunday. Two vehicles were filled with training manikins and crushed down to simulate a serious MVA incident. Crews had to utilize different types of Jaws of Life tools, saw's and various extrication tools to quickly and safely remove the trapped occupants. Each Fire Company will be doing an MVA Entrapment drill during the month of May. (Photo's by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard)

Recruit Training Class #27 – Live Fire Training (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - April 24, 2021

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 24, 2021

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...

2021 Recruit Graduation Picture - April 24, 2021

Our Proud Graduating Class of 2021   Left to Right – Assistant Deputy Chief Jesse Boyle, Captain Bob Telless, Captain Bill Froehlich, Lieutenant Chris Mahoney, our Newest Firefighters – Tiffany Holden, Cameron Fogarty, Keith Myer, John Haskell, Patrick Kenneally, Evan Ferrari, Matthew Bumpus, Firefighter Matt Sears, Lieutenant Geoffrey Thomas, Lieutenant Adam Flood, Lieutenant Bob Middendorf and Deputy Fire Chief Eric Germaine   Missing from the picture are Recruit Trainers Captain Eric Weston, Captain Frank Nye, Lieutenant Sean...

Recruit Training Class #27 – Live Fire Training (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - April 24, 2021

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, Rick Leopardi) - April 24, 2021

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 – Non Fire Practical’s (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 20, 2021

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 their Live Fire Practical and then they will transition into Station Training for a 60 day period. (Photo’s by Retried Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)

Recruit Training Class #26 – Non Fire Practicals (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 20, 2021

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 their Live Fire Practical and then they will transition into Station Training for a 60 day period. (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer)

Deputy’s annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 18, 2021

Carver fire crews assembled early on Sunday morning for half a day of Brush Breaker training at the rear of the Plymouth / Carver Airport.  For many years, the airport has been kind enough to allow us use of a large rear wooded parcel to practice our breaker driving skills under realistic conditions.  All morning long, Brush Breakers, guided by Fire Officers, traveled a heavily wooded course set up by Deputy Germaine.  Throughout the exercise, our entire department, on designated...

Deputy’s annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 18, 2021

Carver fire crews assembled early on Sunday morning for half a day of Brush Breaker training at the rear of the Plymouth / Carver Airport.  For many years, the airport has been kind enough to allow us use of a large rear wooded parcel to practice our breaker driving skills under realistic conditions.  All morning long, Brush Breakers, guided by Fire Officers, traveled a heavily wooded course set up by Deputy Germaine.  Throughout the exercise, our entire department, on designated...

Deputy’s annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - April 18, 2021

Carver fire crews assembled early on Sunday morning for half a day of Brush Breaker training at the rear of the Plymouth / Carver Airport.  For many years, the airport has been kind enough to allow us use of a large rear wooded parcel to practice our breaker driving skills under realistic conditions.  All morning long, Brush Breakers, guided by Fire Officers, traveled a heavily wooded course set up by Deputy Germaine.  Throughout the exercise, our entire department, on designated...

Recruit Training Class #23 – Wildfires - April 8, 2021

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 all our recruits on three Brush Breakers and travel the woods.  Breakers 27, 28 and 29 participated in the exercise, as a rolling wildfire class took place in the rear of each breaker.  Our new...

Recruit Training Class #23 – Intro to Live Fire (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - April 6, 2021

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...

Recruit Training Class #23 – Intro to Live Fire (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 6, 2021

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...

Recruit Training Class #23 – Intro to Live Fire (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 6, 2021

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...

Recruit Training Class #21 – MVA Rescues (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 3, 2021

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 3, 2021

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)

Recruit Training Class #18 – Rapid Intervention / Thermal Imaging (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - March 25, 2021

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 Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - March 21, 2021

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 #16 – Pumps and Hose Practical (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - March 21, 2021

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 #16 – Pumps and Hose Practical (Photo’s by Future CFD Firefighter, Ave Boyle) - March 20, 2021

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 Firefighter Steve Falconer) - March 6, 2021

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...

Recruit Training Class #11 – Ladders/Ventilation Practical (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - March 6, 2021

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...

Recruit Training Class #11 – Ladders/Ventilation Practical (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - March 6, 2021

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...

Recruit Training Class #11 – Ladders/Ventilation Practical (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - March 6, 2021

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...

CFD Dive Team Ice Diver Certification Course - February 28, 2021

A big congratulations to CFD Dive Team members Alex Morena, Nina Logan, Eric Germaine, Austin White and Steve Maccini.  All received their Ice Diver Certifications this past weekend.  This was a multi-day course consisting of underwater ice dives preformed under the instruction and supervision of certified trainers.  (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine)

Large Debris Fire – Tremont Street - February 26, 2021

Fire crews from Company 1 and 3 worked a large debris pile fire off of Tremont and Indian Street throughout the mid morning. Over 20 CFD Firefighters utilizing Two Engine company's, two Breaker company's and Squad 1 were utilized to control the large pile of fire. An excavator was onsite to dig through the deep seated fire. (Photo's by Firefighter, Steve Blanchard)

CFD Intern Firefighter Class #5 – Forcible Entry/Search and Rescue - February 23, 2021

This week our Carver High School Interns practiced Forcible Entry and Search and Rescue techniques.  Each student got an opportunity to use our Forcible Entry Prop under the instruction of our CFD trainers.  Search and Rescue will continue to be reinstructed in the weeks to come as it is extremely important that every firefighter become proficient in developing effective search and rescue skills.  Tip of the Helmet to all of our High School Interns and especially Assistant Deputy Boyle and...

Company 2 Ice Rescue Drill – Hall Bog (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - February 21, 2021

Company 2 Firefighters along with representatives from our Dive Team spend a couple hours on the ice reviewing procedures and practicing with our new Ice Rescue Sled and Hovercraft.  This Ice Rescue Sled gives CFD another option from our Rescue HOVERCRAFT to reach a person or animal in distress on the ice.  Crews also utilized one of our ice augers used for setting up a drafting site in ice covered conditions and practiced throwing rope rescue bags. Tip of the...

Company 2 Ice Rescue Drill – Hall Bog (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Boyle and his daughter, Future CFD Firefighter Ava Boyle) - February 21, 2021

Company 2 Firefighters along with representatives from our Dive Team spend a couple hours on the ice reviewing procedures and practicing with our new Ice Rescue Sled and Hovercraft.  This Ice Rescue Sled gives CFD another option from our Rescue HOVERCRAFT to reach a person or animal in distress on the ice.  Crews also utilized one of our ice augers used for setting up a drafting site in ice covered conditions and practiced throwing rope rescue bags. Tip of the...

Company 2 Ice Rescue Drill – Hall Bog (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - February 21, 2021

Company 2 Firefighters along with representatives from our Dive Team spend a couple hours on the ice reviewing procedures and practicing with our new Ice Rescue Sled and Hovercraft.  This Ice Rescue Sled gives CFD another option from our Rescue HOVERCRAFT to reach a person or animal in distress on the ice.  Crews also utilized one of our ice augers used for setting up a drafting site in ice covered conditions and practiced throwing rope rescue bags. Tip of the...

Company 3 Ice Rescue Drill – Sampson’s Pond - February 20, 2021

Company 3 Firefighters along with representatives from our Dive Team spend a couple hours on the ice reviewing procedures and practicing with our new Ice Rescue Sled and Hovercraft.  This Ice Rescue Sled gives CFD another option from our Rescue HOVERCRAFT to reach a person or animal in distress on the ice.  Tip of the Helmet to all those that suffered through the extremely cold weather to attend the training! Photo’s by Firefighter, Mike Shaw)

Recruit Training Class #6 – SCBA Practicals - February 20, 2021

What a great training class our new Firefighters were treated to on Saturday.  Our Instructors used their imagination in creating rescue training scenarios in the new Training Building.  Our new Firefighters were divided up into groups.  One group worked in the new maze room, another group worked 1st floor search and rescue scenarios.  Our new firefighters seemed to love every minute of it.  Great class! (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)

Recruit Training Class #5 – PPE / SCBA Classroom (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - February 18, 2021

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 new Training Facility. (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training Class #1 – Orientation/Accountability Photo’s/PPE Gear Sizing - February 6, 2021

Our 2021 Recruit Class got off to a great start on Saturday with our new Recruits and the CFD Officers/Instructors getting to know each other on the first day of Recruit Training.  The next three months will be very intense as Deputy Eric Germaine makes the ground rules very clear.  During the first class, the new Recruits spent about an hour on a Recruit Training Orientation followed by having their Accountability photograph taken and then were sized for their Structural...

Structure Fire – Fosdick Road - January 11, 2021

Fire Company's 1, 2, and 3 responded to a reported Structure Fire on Fosdick Road in our Center District.  Fire crews quickly deployed a line to the basement, along with a fire extinguisher, knocking down the fire coming from the main electrical panel.  Crews ventilated the smoke from the home and secured power.  Engine 3's crew staged at a nearby water supply further down the street near a cranberry bog in case additional water needed to be shuttled into the...