Pictures for the year of 2024

 
 

Company 1 MVA Drill – CFD Training Facility - May 19, 2024

Fire crews from Company 1 recently sharpened their MVA entrapment skills.  Crews worked scenarios using Jaws of Life tools and specialized Rescue Jacks to free multiple simulated patients trapped in an MVA.  Each crew of firefighters had to work as a team to prioritize each rescue.  The second portion of the drill was a tour of an electric vehicle and training on recently purchased EV immobilizer tools.  Once one of these new EV immobilizers is deployed, it prevents any electric...

Company 3 MVA Drill – CFD Training Facility - May 19, 2024

Fire crews from Company 3 recently sharpened their MVA entrapment skills.  Crews worked scenarios using Jaws of Life tools, our high-pressure air bag system, and specialized Rescue Jacks to free multiple simulated patients trapped in an MVA.  Each crew of firefighters had to work as a team to prioritize each rescue.  The second portion of the drill was a tour of an electric vehicle and training on recently purchased EV immobilizer tools.  Once one of these new EV immobilizers is...

Company 2 MVA Drill – CFD Training Facility - May 5, 2024

Fire crews from Company 2 recently sharpened their MVA entrapment skills.  Crews worked scenarios using Jaws of Life tools to free simulated patients trapped in an MVA.  The second portion of the drill was a tour of two electric vehicles and training on recently purchased EV immobilizer tools.  Once one of these new EV immobilizers is deployed, it prevents any electric vehicle from suddenly starting and moving forward during a rescue scenario.  These new EV immobilizer tools are now in...

2024 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Future CFD Firefighter, Matt Health) - April 28, 2024

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...

2024 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Deputy, Eric Germaine) - April 28, 2024

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...

2024 Annual Brush Fire Drill – Myles Standish State Forest (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Robert Guisti) - April 28, 2024

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...

Mutual Aid Brush Fire – Marshfield - April 27, 2024

Carver Fire Company’s 1 and 2, utilizing Brush Breakers 27 and 29  and Car 1 were dispatched as a Brush Breaker Strike Team to the Town of Marshfield for a large Brush Fire.  Brush Breakers 27 and 29 worked with Duxbury and Plymouth Breakers deep in the woods to help extinguish the fire, which had rapidly multiplied into two separate wildfires.  Small drones were used extensively by our Car 1 to assist Marshfield Incident Command in locating the exact wildfire...

Recruit Training Class #27 – Live Fire / Graduation (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 20, 2024

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...

Recruit Training Class #27 – Live Fire / Graduation (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 20, 2024

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...

Recruit Training Class #27 – Live Fire / Graduation (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - April 20, 2024

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...

Recruit Training Class #27 – Live Fire / Graduation (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - April 20, 2024

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...

2024 Recruit Training Class Picture - April 20, 2024

Left to Right – Assistant Deputy Chief Jesse Boyle, Captain Eric Weston, Captain Bill Froehlich, Health and Safety Adam Lauzon, Firefighter Austin White, Lieutenant Adam Flood, Lieutenant Steve Maccini Newest Firefighters – Thomas Ekbom, Barret D'Olimpia, Zachary Krause, and Luke Butler Firefighter Matt Sears, Captain Frank Nye, Lieutenant Geoffrey Thomas, Lieutenant Mark Durling, Deputy Chief Eric Germaine  

Brush Fire – Mazzilli Drive - April 15, 2024

Fire crews using Breakers 27 and 29 extinguished a very fast-moving permit fire that was quickly engulfing a shed and approaching a house. The fire had extended to within a foot of the homeowner's deck prior to the fire crew's arrival. (Photo's by Future CFD Firefighter, Matt Heath)

Recruit Training Class #22 – Intro to Live Fire (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 2, 2024

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 chance to watch fire spread, see first-hand fire extinguishment and hydraulic ventilation techniques....

Recruit Training Class #22 – Intro to Live Fire (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - April 2, 2024

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 chance to watch fire spread, see first-hand fire extinguishment and hydraulic ventilation techniques....

Recruit Training Class #21 – MVA Rescues (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - March 30, 2024

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 #21 – MVA Rescues (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - March 30, 2024

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)

Structure / Dryer Fire – Main and South Main Streets (Photo’s by Firefighter, Tyler Reardon) - March 16, 2024

Fire crews responded to two simultaneous responses over the weekend. The first call was for a reported structure fire with the homeowner reporting their house was full of smoke when they returned home.  On arrival, fire crews reported an active dryer fire in the basement.  First arriving, Carver Police Officer/Firefighter Josh McDermott, quickly used a fire extinguisher to enter the structure and suppress the majority of the fire. Fire crews then stretched an attack line into the basement to check...

Structure / Dryer Fire – Main and South Main Streets (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - March 16, 2024

Fire crews responded to two simultaneous responses over the weekend. The first call was for a reported structure fire with the homeowner reporting their house was full of smoke when they returned home.  On arrival, fire crews reported an active dryer fire in the basement.  First arriving, Carver Police Officer/Firefighter Josh McDermott, quickly used a fire extinguisher to enter the structure and suppress the majority of the fire. Fire crews then stretched an attack line into the basement to check...

Recruit Training Class #16 – Pumps Practical (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - March 16, 2024

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 Practical (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - March 16, 2024

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,...

Structure Fire – Woodlawn Drive (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - March 13, 2024

At 2:44pm, fire crews from Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported Structure Fire in the area of Woodlawn Drive. First Officer on the scene, Captain Bill Froehlich, reported heavy fire showing from the A/D side of the residence, declaring a working fire. Deputy Germaine arrived on scene to assume Command and Captain Froehlich as Operations. Fire crews on Engine 1 arrived on scene within 5 minutes of the call and assisted Assistant Deputy Boyle stretching a...

Structure Fire – Woodlawn Drive (Photo’s by future Firefighter, Matt Heath) - March 13, 2024

At 2:44pm, fire crews from Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported Structure Fire in the area of Woodlawn Drive. First Officer on the scene, Captain Bill Froehlich, reported heavy fire showing from the A/D side of the residence, declaring a working fire. Deputy Germaine arrived on scene to assume Command and Captain Froehlich as Operations. Fire crews on Engine 1 arrived on scene within 5 minutes of the call and assisted Assistant Deputy Boyle stretching a...

Structure Fire – Woodlawn Drive (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - March 12, 2024

At 2:44pm, fire crews from Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported Structure Fire in the area of Woodlawn Drive. First Officer on the scene, Captain Bill Froehlich, reported heavy fire showing from the A/D side of the residence, declaring a working fire. Deputy Germaine arrived on scene to assume Command and Captain Froehlich as Operations. Fire crews on Engine 1 arrived on scene within 5 minutes of the call and assisted Assistant Deputy Boyle stretching a...

Structure Fire – Woodlawn Drive (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - March 12, 2024

At 2:44pm, fire crews from Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported Structure Fire in the area of Woodlawn Drive. First Officer on the scene, Captain Bill Froehlich, reported heavy fire showing from the A/D side of the residence, declaring a working fire. Deputy Germaine arrived on scene to assume Command and Captain Froehlich as Operations. Fire crews on Engine 1 arrived on scene within 5 minutes of the call and assisted Assistant Deputy Boyle stretching a...

Recruit Training Class #11 – (Ladders/Ventilation Practical) - March 2, 2024

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 and Search/Rescue Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter, Danny Wilcox) - February 17, 2024

What a great training class our new Firefighters were treated to on Saturday.  Our Instructors used their imagination to create two separate Rescue/Maze training scenarios in the 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 enjoy every minute of it.  Great class! (Photo’s...

Recruit Training Class #6 – SCBA and Search/Rescue Practical (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - February 17, 2024

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 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 enjoy every minute of it.  Great class! (Photo’s...

Recruit Training Class #6 – SCBA and Search/Rescue Practical (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - February 17, 2024

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 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 enjoy every minute of it.  Great class! (Photo’s...

Recruit Training Class #5 – SCBA and Search/Rescue Classroom - February 15, 2024

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 and Retired Firefighter, Robert Giusti)

Vehicle Fire – Tremont Street - February 8, 2024

Fire crews responded to a reported vehicle fire off Tremon Street, our South District. On arrival, crews assessed that the vehicle was a van that was fully engulfed and spreading close to nearby exposures. Crews from Engine 3 quickly gained access to the narrow roadway leading us to the vehicle and stretched a 1 3/4" line knocking the stubborn fire down. Firefighters from Engine 1 assisted with overhaul and additional water. The homeowners were extremely thankful that the quickly spreading...

Recruit Training Class #1 – Orientation/Accountability Photo’s/PPE Gear Sizing - February 3, 2024

Our 2024 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/Dryer Fire – Purchase Street - January 26, 2024

At 1:23pm, 911 calls from CFD alerted to a reported dryer fire in the area of Purchase Street, our North Carver District.  On arrival, first Chief Officers upgraded the response to Stations 1, 2, and 3, as the fire was showing from the interior basement area.  Fire crews quickly gained door accesses from both the first floor and basement area.  First due firefighters from Engine 2 stretched a 1-3/4” hose line to the A side, first floor, and then to...

Firefighter John Fein’s Retirement - January 8, 2024

we officially announce Firefighter John Fein's retirement from the Carver Fire Department: Firefighter Fein has served our community with pride and dedication for 35 years. We honor Firefighter Fein's loyalty, friendship and devoted fire service to our community and his fellow firefighters. Our Fire Department and community wish you a happy and healthy retirement. (Photo's by Deputy Eric Germaine)