Pictures for the year of 2020

 
 

Safety Officer Driving Drill – Company 3 and Company 1 South - September 27, 2020

Carver Fire Safety Officer, Bob Telless successfully put together a DOT Driving exercise, for all CFD Freighters, held at our new Training Facility.  Captain Telless worked very hard in putting together a classroom presentation, which included a driving video, PowerPoint training lecture and practical driving stations, designed according to DOT standards.  Each driving station was supervised by an Officer or a senior Firefighter, calculating points and keeping time.  Firefighters used an Engine, Breaker, Rescue, Car 3 with a trailer to...

Structure Fire – West Street (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - September 17, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported house filled with smoke, in our Center Carver District.  First in Chief Officers found the first floor of the home completely filled with smoke with high heat coming from a basement door.  Entry was made to the basement to confirm an active basement fire.  First in Engine Company 1 made an aggressive interior attack through a rear walkout basement door finding the seat of the fire.  The fire had...

Structure Fire – West Street (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - September 17, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported house filled with smoke, in our Center Carver District.  First in Chief Officers found the first floor of the home completely filled with smoke with high heat coming from a basement door.  Entry was made to the basement to confirm an active basement fire.  First in Engine Company 1 made an aggressive interior attack through a rear walkout basement door finding the seat of the fire.  The fire had...

Structure Fire – West Street (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - September 17, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported house filled with smoke, in our Center Carver District.  First in Chief Officers found the first floor of the home completely filled with smoke with high heat coming from a basement door.  Entry was made to the basement to confirm an active basement fire.  First in Engine Company 1 made an aggressive interior attack through a rear walkout basement door finding the seat of the fire.  The fire had...

Structure Fire – West Street (Photo’s by Tyler Reardon) - September 17, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported house filled with smoke, in our Center Carver District.  First in Chief Officers found the first floor of the home completely filled with smoke with high heat coming from a basement door.  Entry was made to the basement to confirm an active basement fire.  First in Engine Company 1 made an aggressive interior attack through a rear walkout basement door finding the seat of the fire.  The fire had...

Structure Fire – West Street (Photo’s by Tyler Sampson) - September 17, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported house filled with smoke, in our Center Carver District.  First in Chief Officers found the first floor of the home completely filled with smoke with high heat coming from a basement door.  Entry was made to the basement to confirm an active basement fire.  First in Engine Company 1 made an aggressive interior attack through a rear walkout basement door finding the seat of the fire.  The fire had...

Structure Fire – Susan Circle - September 14, 2020

Carver Fire Stations 1, 2, and 3 responded to a reported structure fire in our North Carver District.  Multiple 911 calls reported the house as fully involved.  A neighbor adjacent to the home on fire quickly ran over to the house and alerted the homeowners still inside that their house was on fire.  Due to their quick actions, the family and a dog were able to quickly evacuate the home.  First arriving Engine Companies went to work extinguishing heavy fire...

Safety Officer Driving Drill – Company 2 and Company 1 North (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - September 13, 2020

Carver Fire Safety Officer, Bob Telless successfully put together a DOT Driving exercise, for all CFD Freighters, held at our new Training Facility.  Captain Telless worked very hard in putting together a classroom presentation, which included a driving video, PowerPoint training lecture and practical driving stations, designed according to DOT standards.  Each driving station was supervised by an Officer or a senior Firefighter, calculating points and keeping time.  Firefighters used an Engine, Breaker, Rescue, Car 3 with a trailer to...

Safety Officer Driving Drill -Company 2 and Company 1 North (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - September 13, 2020

Carver Fire Safety Officer, Bob Telless successfully put together a DOT Driving exercise, for all CFD Freighters, held at our new Training Facility.  Captain Telless worked very hard in putting together a classroom presentation, which included a driving video, PowerPoint training lecture and practical driving stations, designed according to DOT standards.  Each driving station was supervised by an Officer or a senior Firefighter, calculating points and keeping time.  Firefighters used an Engine, Breaker, Rescue, Car 3 with a trailer to...

Public Safety Recognition Ceremony – Carver Town Gazebo - September 8, 2020

On Tuesday, September 8, the Carver Select Board, Police Chief Marc Duphily, Fire Chief Craig Weston, CFD and CPD Honor Guards, Emergency Personnel and members of the public gathered at the towns gazebo to recognize the heroic effort of Firefighters, Police Officers and a Public Safety Dispatcher that worked together to rescue a women trapped in a recent house fire.  The story of the events are below: On Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 8:26pm, our Public Safety personnel responded to a structure...

Dive Drill – John’s Pond - August 30, 2020

At Sunday's recent Dive Drill, divers and support personnel got to back to basic conducting a real life scenario on how fast the team could be activated, respond as a functioning/in service team, enter the water, and successfully find and rescue/recover a simulated item that was missing under the water.  The team did very well with a 20 minute time recorded to find a 7" dog toy placed well off shore.  This included the time it took for members to get to the station and respond to...

Land Fill Fire – Federal Road - August 22, 2020

Firefighters worked a very stubborn fire at the COVANTA landfill in South Carver this past weekend.  First reported as a possible heavy equipment fire, turned out to be a 1/4 acre, very deep seated fire on the top of the landfill.  Access to the fire was very difficult, as the steep roadway was unfinished and blocked with large amounts of trash.  Firefighters had to carry in a supply line and attack fire hoses to extinguish the fire.  A large excavator...

Company 2 R.I.T. Training – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - August 19, 2020

Members of Company 2 refreshed their Rapid Intervention skills at a recent drill at the training facility.  The Company was divided up into 3 groups, where they conducted re-familiarization training with SCBA paks by first finding and then donning their air paks in a completely dark environment.  The instructors would challenge the group by supplying two of the three paks with full air bottles and one with an empty one, forcing the group to implement their buddy breathing systems.  Instructors...

Company 2 R.I.T. Drill – CFD Training Facility (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle) - August 19, 2020

Members of Company 2 refreshed their Rapid Intervention skills at a recent drill at the training facility.  The Company was divided up into 3 groups, where they conducted re-familiarization training with SCBA paks by first finding and then donning their air paks in a completely dark environment.  The instructors would challenge the group by supplying two of the three paks with full air bottles and one with an empty one, forcing the group to implement their buddy breathing systems.  Instructors...

2020 Recruit Firefighter Graduation – Carver Fire Headquarters (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - July 26, 2020

A little delayed, but we finally pulled off the Carver Fire Recruit Graduation of 2020 this past Sunday.  What a great day it was for our five newest firefighters!  Recruit Graduation is a day that we official bring our newest firefighters into the department.  It is also a time were we reflect, remember we came from and welcome the enthusiasm that is entering our department.   Family and friends attended to witness that special moment when titles change from Recruit to...

2020 Recruit Firefighter Graduation – Carver Fire Headquarters (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harrriman) - July 26, 2020

A little delayed, but we finally pulled off the Carver Fire Recruit Graduation of 2020 this past Sunday.  What a great day it was for our five newest firefighters!  Recruit Graduation is a day that we official bring our newest firefighters into the department.  It is also a time were we reflect, remember we came from and welcome the enthusiasm that is entering our department.   Family and friends attended to witness that special moment when titles change from Recruit to...

Structure Fire – Great Meadow Drive (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - July 19, 2020

On Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 8:26pm, Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported house fire on Great Meadow Drive with an occupant who called 911, trapped on the second floor.  Five CFD Firefighters that live in the immediate area responded directly to the incident, discovering a woman screaming from the second floor with heavy fire on the floor below.  A neighbor had already set up a ground ladder to attempt a rescue, but was...

Structure Fire – Great Meadow Drive (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - July 19, 2020

On Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 8:26pm, Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported house fire on Great Meadow Drive with an occupant who called 911, trapped on the second floor.  Five CFD Firefighters that live in the immediate area responded directly to the incident, discovering a woman screaming from the second floor with heavy fire on the floor below.  A neighbor had already set up a ground ladder to attempt a rescue, but was...

Structure Fire – Great Meadow Drive (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - July 19, 2020

On Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 8:26pm, Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported house fire on Great Meadow Drive with an occupant who called 911, trapped on the second floor.  Five CFD Firefighters that live in the immediate area responded directly to the incident, discovering a woman screaming from the second floor with heavy fire on the floor below.  A neighbor had already set up a ground ladder to attempt a rescue, but was...

Structure Fire – Great Meadow Drive (Photo’s by Johnathan Sjostedt, son of Plympton Fire Captain John Sjostedt) - July 19, 2020

On Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 8:26pm, Carver Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported house fire on Great Meadow Drive with an occupant who called 911, trapped on the second floor.  Five CFD Firefighters that live in the immediate area responded directly to the incident, discovering a woman screaming from the second floor with heavy fire on the floor below.  A neighbor had already set up a ground ladder to attempt a rescue, but was...

MVA into the Water – Indian Street (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - July 12, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2, 3 and the Dive Team were toned out for a MVA with a vehicle overturned into a body of water.  First on scene personnel were reasonably confident that all occupants were out of the partially submerged vehicle, however Firefighters and the Dive Team were called into make a conformation.  Crews wearing survival suits were able to use the Jaws Spreaders to open the doors, check for occupants and contain any leaking hazards.  Emergency personnel remained on...

MVA into the Water – Indian Street (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - July 12, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2, 3 and the Dive Team were toned out for a MVA with a vehicle overturned into a body of water.  First on scene personnel were reasonably confident that all occupants were out of the partially submerged vehicle, however Firefighters and the Dive Team were called into make conformation.  Crews wearing survival suits were able to use the Jaws Spreaders to open the doors, check for occupants and contain any leaking hazards.  Emergency personnel remained on scene...

MVA into the Water – Indian Street (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - July 12, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2, 3 and the Dive Team were toned out for a MVA with a vehicle overturned into a body of water.  First on scene personnel were reasonably confident that all occupants were out of the partially submerged vehicle, however Firefighters and the Dive Team were called into make conformation.  Crews wearing survival suits were able to use the Jaws Spreaders to open the doors, check for occupants and contain any leaking hazards.  Emergency personnel remained on scene...

Structure Fire – High Street (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - June 12, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 responded to smoke in the building off of High Street.  The fire was in a multilevel residential home with smoke coming from the eaves on arrival.  Thankfully all the homes occupants were able to safely exit the home and the home can be repaired.   First in crews off of Engine 2 did a great job finding the seat of the fire located in the ceiling rafters and containing it.   Multiple Engine company's were needed...

Structure Fire – High Street (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - June 12, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 responded to smoke in the building off of High Street.  Fire was in a multilevel residential home with smoke coming from the eaves on arrival.  Thankfully all the occupants were able to safely exit the home and the home can be repaired.   First in crews off of Engine 2 did a great job finding the seat of the fire located in the ceiling rafters and containing it.   Multiple Engine company's were needed due to...

Company 1 Water Rescue Training with Dive Team – Sampson’s Pond - June 9, 2020

Officers and Firefighters from Company 1 trained with our Dive Team in a joint training exercise.  Firefighters were given an opportunity to refresh their skills driving our Water Rescue  Boat (Marine 1), practicing shore to diver rope procedures and going over equipment stored on our Rescue 2 (Dive Truck).  The drill took place at Sampson’s Pond, which is our largest pond here in Carver.  A big thank you to our Dive Team for taking the time to work with each...

Brush Fire – Wareham Street - June 9, 2020

Firefighters from Company’s 1 and 3 worked a Brush Fire off of Wareham Street in South Carver earlier in the week.  A downed power line sparked the fire, which had extended to about ½ acre of brush and a small sauna building on arrival.  Crews on Brush Breakers 27 and 28 along with Tanker 1 worked the fire incident, while an additional Breaker 26 and Engine 3 were staged if additional resources were needed.  (Photo’s by Tyler Reardon)

Company 1 MVA Entrapment Drill - May 31, 2020

Firefighters from Company 1 participated in an MVA Entrapment drill that incorporated a Hazmat scenario and a Tanker 1 review component.  Firefighters were split into three teams, one team would work an MVA Entrapment scenario with multiple people (manikins) trapped in and under the staged automobiles, while another group (under the direction of Firefighter Mark Durling with help from Firefighter Alex Morena) participated in a Hazmat Spill scenario and then another group worked to review Tanker 1 Operations.   At the...

Company 2 MVA/Hazmat Drill (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - May 17, 2020

Firefighters from Company 2 participated in an MVA Entrapment drill that incorporated a Hazmat scenario component.  Firefighters were split into two teams, one team would work an MVA Entrapment scenario (under the direction of Lieutenant McDermott with help from Firefighter Chris Mahoney) with multiple people (manikins) trapped in and under the staged automobiles, while another group (under the direction of Firefighter Mark Durling with help from Firefighters Tim Blanchard, Kris Durling and Alex Morena) participated in a Hazmat Spill scenario....

Company 2 MVA/Hazmat Drill (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - May 17, 2020

Firefighters from Company 2 participated in an MVA Entrapment drill that incorporated a Hazmat scenario component.  Firefighters were split into two teams, one team would work an MVA Entrapment scenario (under the direction of Lieutenant McDermott with help from Firefighter Chris Mahoney) with multiple people (manikins) trapped in and under the staged automobiles, while another group (under the direction of Firefighter Mark Durling with help from Firefighters Tim Blanchard, Kris Durling and Alex Morena) participated in a Hazmat Spill scenario....

Company 2 MVA/Hazmat Drill (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle) - May 17, 2020

Firefighters from Company 2 participated in an MVA Entrapment drill that incorporated a Hazmat scenario component.  Firefighters were split into two teams, one team would work an MVA Entrapment scenario (under the direction of Lieutenant McDermott with help from Firefighter Chris Mahoney) with multiple people (manikins) trapped in and under the staged automobiles, while another group (under the direction of Firefighter Mark Durling with help from Firefighters Tim Blanchard, Kris Durling and Alex Morena) participated in a Hazmat Spill scenario....

Company 2 MVA / Hazmat Drill (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - May 17, 2020

Firefighters from Company 2 participated in an MVA Entrapment drill that incorporated a Hazmat scenario component.  Firefighters were split into two teams, one team would work an MVA Entrapment scenario (under the direction of Lieutenant McDermott with help from Firefighter Chris Mahoney) with multiple people (manikins) trapped in and under the staged automobiles, while another group (under the direction of Firefighter Mark Durling with help from Firefighters Tim Blanchard, Kris Durling and Alex Morena) participated in a Hazmat Spill scenario....

MVA Rollover – Tremont Street - May 14, 2020

CFD responded to a reported MVA Rollover on Tremont Street in South Carver.  All occupants did safety exit the vehicle with Fire Company's from Engine 3 and Rescue 1 securing hazards on the vehicles and assisting Carver EMS.  (Photos by Retried Firefighter, Steve Blanchard)

Mutual Aid Brush Fire – Plympton - May 12, 2020

Carver Firefighters responded to the Town of Plympton to provide mutual aid assistance at their brush fire.  The fires was approximately 2 acres with Plympton Fire extinguishing the majority of the fire and a crew from Carver Breaker 29 assisting with overhaul operations. (Photo's by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle)

Company 3 MVA Entrapment Drill – CFD Training Facility - May 3, 2020

Officers and Firefighters from Company 3 participated in an MVA Entrapment Drill over the weekend.  Firefighters utilized the rescue tools off of Rescue 1 and Engine 3 to preform multiple MVA entrapment scenarios, from removing the doors and roof to rolling the dash and lifting the vehicle.  Firefighters also practiced a car fire scenario while at the Training Facility.  (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle)

2020 Recruit Graduation Picture - May 1, 2020

Our Proud Graduating Class of 2020 Front Row – Our Newest Firefighters – Jen Bartels, Sean Farquharson, Ben Montilio, Todd Sexton and Jon Covel Back Row – Assistant Deputy Chief Jesse Boyle, Captain Eric Weston, Lieutenant Sean Bogart, Lieutenant Dan Wilcox, Lieutenant Bob Middendorf, Lieutenant Geoffery Thomas, Firefighter Matt Sears, Captain Bill Froehlich, Captain Bob Telless and Deputy Chief Eric Germaine Missing from the picture are Recruit Trainers Captain Frank Nye, Lieutenant Josh McDermott, Lieutenant Austin...

Small Structure Fire – Cedar Drive (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - April 20, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 responded to a reported Structure Fire in our District 1, Crystal Lake area.  On arrival, Fire Captain 101 reported smoke coming from the eves of the home, with a possible electrical fire on the exterior.  Fire Company’s secured the power to the home and extinguished the fire on the exterior, while checking the interior and attic for further extension.  Crews from Engine 4 and Squad 1 set up a water supply on Crystal Lake,...

Small Structure Fire – Cedar Drive (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 20, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 responded to a reported Structure Fire in our District 1, Crystal Lake area.  On arrival, Fire Captain 101 reported smoke coming from the eves of the home, with a possible electrical fire on the exterior.  Fire Company’s secured the power to the home and extinguished the fire on the exterior, while checking the interior and attic for further extension.  Crews from Engine 4 and Squad 1 set up a water supply on Crystal Lake,...

Recruit Training Class #27 – Live Fire Training (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 18, 2020

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 (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - April 18, 2020

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 1/2 – Brush Breaker Training - April 16, 2020

Our new Recruit Firefighters got a special treat, with our Instructors taking them on a bonus class on Brush Breaker Training.  Instructors utilized Brush Breakers 26 and 27 and headed to our brush breaker training grounds at the Plymouth Airport.  Our recruits were taught how to operate on the back of a brush Breaker, extinguishing simulated wildfires and operating hand lines.  Seems like everyone was all smiles when they returned! (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)

Recruit Training Class #26 – Non Fire Practicals (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - April 14, 2020

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 Fie Practical and then they will transition into Station training for a 60 day period. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training Class #26 – Non Fire Practicals (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 14, 2020

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

Recruit Training Class #22 – Live Fire Intro (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - March 31, 2020

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 Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - March 31, 2020

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 #21 – MVA Rescues (Drone Pictures by Firefighter, Mike Shaw) - March 29, 2020

Below are some cool picture’s taken from a drone of Recruit Training on MVA Rescues.  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!  (Drone Photo’s by Firefighter, Mike Shaw)

Recruit Training Class #21 – MVA Rescues (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy, Jesse Boyle) - March 29, 2020

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 Assistant Deputy , Jesse Boyle)

Recruit Training Class #21 – MVA Rescues (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter (Rick Leopardi) - March 28, 2020

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 #18 – Rapid Intervention / Thermal Imaging – (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - March 19, 2020

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, learning how to use their buddy breathing equipment and practice realistic self-rescue techniques that may need to be used in the event a firefighter becomes trapped or disoriented. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)

Recruit Training Class #18 – Rapid Intervention / Thermal Imaging (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - March 19, 2020

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, learning how to use their buddy breathing equipment 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 Blanchard)

Recruit Training Class #16 – Pumps and Hose Practical (Photo’s by Assistant Deputy Chief, Jesse Boyle) - March 14, 2020

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 Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - March 14, 2020

Our Recruit Trainers go above and beyond in teaching our newest Firefighters proper fire pump and 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...

Recruit Training Class #16 – Pumps and Hose Practical (Photo’s by Retried Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - March 14, 2020

Our Recruit Trainers go above and beyond in teaching our newest Firefighters proper fire pump and 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...

Permit Fire extending to a Structure – Old Federal Road - March 8, 2020

Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a reported permit fire that had extended to a rear deck and house.  Before the arrival of the engine Company’s, Firefighters that lived nearby assisted the homeowner with pressurized water extinguishers, making a quick knock down of the fire and saving the structure.  There was only minimal damage to both the home and deck.  (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard)

Recruit Training Class #11 – Ladders/Ventilation Practicals (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer) - February 29, 2020

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 Practicals (Photos by Retired Firefighter Steve Blanchard) - February 29, 2020

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...

Structure Fire – North Main Street (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer, Assistant Deputy Boyle, Tyler Sampson and Garret Forbes) - February 28, 2020

At 4:18pm, Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 responded to a reported House Fire on North Main Street.  On arrival, heavy Fire was reported from a 1 ½ residential home with one person self-evacuated and in distress and reporting up to 5 more occupants trapped inside.  Chief Officers and arriving Engine Companies quickly went into a rescue mode of operation, quickly knocking down the main fire, while conducting a primary search of the residence.  As additional Engine Company’s arrived, secondary...

Structure Fire – North Main Street (Photo’s by Retired Fire Chief, Bill Harriman) - February 28, 2020

At 4:18pm, Fire Company’s 1, 2 and 3 responded to a reported House Fire on North Main Street.  On arrival, heavy Fire was reported from a 1 ½ residential home with one person self-evacuated and in distress and reporting up to 5 more occupants trapped inside.  Chief Officers and arriving Engine Companies quickly went into a rescue mode of operation, quickly knocking down the main fire, while conducting a primary search of the residence.  As additional Engine Company’s arrived, secondary...

Multi-vehicle Fire – Copper Lantern Lane - February 26, 2020

Fire Company's 1 and 3 were dispatched to a reported Car Fire off of Copper Lantern Lane in our District 3.  On arrival, multiple vehicles were on fire with possible extension into a condo unit.  Company 3 Firefighters made a great stop containing the fire to the vehicles with some melting of siding on the condo unit.  Crews from Engine 1 assisted with manpower and water supply.  The Fire is currently under investigation through Carver PD and the Fire Marshall's Office. ...

Small Brush Fire – Cross Street - February 19, 2020

Company’s 1 and 3 were dispatched to a brush fire off of Cross Street in our District 1.  A small rekindled permit fire had reignited and was quickly extinguished by crews on Brush Breaker 27.  During the extinguishment the wind suddenly shifted and gave photographer, Deputy Germaine a couple cool shots looking like Breaker 27 was actually on fire, just drift smoke though… (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine)

Recruit Training Class #5 – PPE / SCBA Classroom (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Steve Blanchard) - February 13, 2020

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 Blanchard)

Recruit Training Class #5 – PPE / SCBA Classroom (Photo’s by Firefighter, Steve Falconer) - February 13, 2020

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)

Company 1 Hovercraft Drill – Sampson’s Pond - February 2, 2020

Company 1 practiced winter ice procedures at their Sunday Drill.  Even though the weather is not producing much ice, CFD Firefighters must stay proficient in proper use of their Ice Rescue Suits, practicing with our Ice Rescue Hovercraft and knowing how to work with divers from the CFD Dive Team.  Company 1 Firefighters also start each training session with a quiz administered by the Company Officers. (Photo’s by Retried Firefighter Steve Blanchard)

Recruit Training Class #1 – Orientation/Accountability Photo’s/PPE Gear Sizing - February 1, 2020

Our 2020 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...