Pictures for the year of 2008
Crews from Engine 1, 2 and Rescue 1 operate at a chimney fire on Fosdick Road. Spark control on the exterior was not a heavy burden to Command on this fine New England day. (Photo’s by Firefighter Dan Wilcox)
Crews from Rescue 1 and Engine 1 check for hazards and assist Carver EMS at the scene of a two car motor vehicle crash on Wenham Road. An initial report indicated possible entrapment in one of the vehicles. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)
Company 3 says farewell to retiring member Gerry Farquharson. A nice dinner, cake and many heartfelt handshakes made it a night to remember for a great guy. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)
As it is every year, the Carver Firefighters Association Annual Christmas Brunch was a huge success. After breakfast the kids made decorations to take home while they waited for the arrival of a very safety conscious guy all dressed up in high visibility red and white (no traffic safety vest needed, he flew right over those federally funded highways). Santa Claus was good to everyone. Each child got a gift and their picture taken, and a few of the bigger...
Crews from Engine 2 and Rescue 1 work a single car MVA with Entrapment at 12:45 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Carver EMS packaged and transported the patient to the old Shaw's Plaza where Engine 1 had established a landing zone for Boston MedFlight. (Photo’s by 20 Retired)
The Dive Team gives our Hovercraft some tender loving care at Deputy Weston's shop. This is the unit that is used when someone falls through the ice making it the ultimate hope we don't need it machine. A child through the ice and yelling for help 50 yards from shore is a scene one never forgets. (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine and Firefighter Bob Vestute)
Company 3 spends some time at the Training Center honing their chimney fire skills. With a tough economy this year more and more people are turning to wood stoves to stay warm. (Photo’s by 314 Retired, Gerry Farquharson)
Engine 3 crew checks for hazards at a motor vehicle crash on Cranberry Road. Rescue 1 also responded due to initial reports of a person trapped in the vehicle. (Photo’s by 314 Retired, Gerry Farquharson)
Rescue 1 set up to deal with any hazards while Rescue 2 and the Dive Team assisted in the removal of a vehicle in the water on Ward Street. Working as a team with the private towing service prevented a situation from going from bad to worse.(Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)
The Department Safety Officer, Captain Telless, was in charge of this months drill for all 3 Company's. Members viewed a Power Point presentation, an Emergency Vehicle Operator Film and then it was out to the driving course. 150 orange cones strategically placed to duplicate situations in which the driver's skill, judgment, and knowledge of the limitations of the emergency vehicle, are required for effective maneuvering. (Photo’s by Chief Craig Weston)
It's that time of year again already! Company 3 and 1 units work a chimney fire with extension in to a wall. (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Geramine)
C3 and Engine 3 responded to a mutual aid coverage request from the Wareham Fire Department. After a few minutes they were moved up to the scene of the incident. A 9,000 gallon tanker almost on it's side. Carver worked along side mutual aid units from Marion, Rochester, Onset, Bourne, Otis Air National Guard Base and the Plymouth County Mobile Incident Command unit. Thanks to the extreme professionalism of the Wareham Fire Department in managing the incident, a major disaster...
Big kids as well as little kids all enjoyed the Open House at the CFD Training Center on Main Street. Stove fire demonstrations, holding the fire hose and even the Jaws of Life kept everyone smiling. (Photo’s by Lieutenant Alan Dunham and Firefighter Dan Wilcox)
Just under 1,100 students from the Primary and Elementary Schools toured and received instruction in the S.A.F.E. (Student Awareness of Fire Education) Fire Safety House. The fire safety house is an educational tool used to teach fire prevention and fire survival in an interactive manner. It is equipped with a living room, kitchen, bedroom and control room. The living room has an electric fireplace, bench seating, a telephone and an exit door. The kitchen, where most home fires occur, is equipped with...
Engine 1 & C 1 secure Landing Zone 3 off Wenham Road in East Carver for Boston Med-Flight. Open area's near cranberry bogs make good LZ's. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)
It all started about 18 months ago with Deputy Germaine and local resident / grant writer / volunteer Irene Winkler burning the midnight oil preparing a grant request to the U.S. Fire Administration Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to fund new structural and forestry protective clothing for all department members. Six months later the Town is awarded $175, 865.00. (great job Irene & Eric). Then 9 months of hard work by a committee comprised of Officers & Firefighters representing all...
Company's 3 & 1 along with units from the Mass. Department of Fire Services Hazardous Material Response Team work a sulfuric acid spill on Old Forge Parkway in South Carver. Local Firefighters work seamlessly with State Hazardous Materials Technicians to safely mitigate the hazard. (Photo’s by Firefighter Dan Wilcox)
Crews from Engine 3, Engine 1 and Rescue 1 work a dryer fire on Shaw Road. Checking for extension and using a positive pressure fan to push smoke from the home they make quick work of a potentially serious fire. (Photo’s by Firefighter Danny Wilcox)
Company 3 practices water supply evolutions on a bright and sunny Sunday morning. Establishing a reliable continuous water supply is critical to both safety and saving property when battling large fires. (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine)
Company 2 practices water supply evolutions which is the topic to be covered by all 3 company's for the September drill. Drafting from static water sources and hauling water with Tankers becomes second nature here in Carver. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)
Company 1 does it's water supply drill on a rainy morning. Drafting with 3 lengths of 5" hard suction and a floating strainer takes time to set up, a well maintained pump and a sharp pump operator. Practice makes perfect as they say. (Photo’s by Firefighter Danny Wilcox)
Crews from Engine 3, Engine 1, Tanker 1 and Rescue 1 go to work on a building used for a Finish sauna bath. A quick knockdown by Engine 3's crew confined the fire damage to one end of the structure. (Photo’s by Firefighters Gerry Farquharson, Steve Falconer and Danny Wilcox)
Clam chowder, clams, shrimp, little necks, hamburgers hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad and of course watermelon were served up cooked to a T by members of Company 1 for our Experienced Firefighters as well as some special invited guests. Awards were made for 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service to the Carver Fire Department. This is a very special night. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)
Onset and Carver Dive Teams get together for some intense underwater training at Weston Dive Arena. Victims (mannequins) trapped in a car 17 feet below the surface presented a very realistic challenge for the teams while other team members practiced line tows. Great job guys! (Photo’s by Firefighter Danny Wilcox)
The 6th annual truck inspection competition was held on August 4, 2008. Organized by FF Bob Middendorf, the event challenges the 3 Firefighting Company's to have the cleanest piece of apparatus. This year each Company could choose which truck they wanted to do. Co. 1 chose the Tanker, Co. 3 chose Brushbreaker 28 and Marine 1, and Co. 2 chose Deputy Weston's personal pickup, which has quite a reputation for being bog dust challenged, for lack of a better term....
Crews from Engine 3 and Rescue 1 work to extricate a victim of a single car crash on Federal Road. (Photo’s by Chief Craig Weston)
Shortly after 3:00 am Plymouth County Control requested a Halifax Engine and Carver Tanker to the scene of a structure fire in Plympton. This was followed by a request for a Kingston Engine to the scene and a few minutes later a Carver Engine to cover the Plympton Station. The mutual aid system works efficiently as neighbors help neighbors in an extremely professional manner. (Photo’s by Chief Craig Weston)
About a dozen Carver Firefighters along with wives, kids, and significant others made the trip to Martha's Vineyard for the annual Firefighters Muster there. Carver has been well represented at this event over the years. This year our team walked away with the Sportsmanship Trophy. This award speaks for itself and is what these competitions are really all about. (Photo’s by Firefighter Danny Wilcox)
Kids big and small love the equipment show and demonstrations at the fire station across the street from the annual Old Home Day celebration. (Photo’s by Firefighter Danny Wilcox)
Company's 1 & 2 responded to a smoking electrical meter at a strip mall in the center of Town. (Photo’s by Firefighter Danny Wilcox)
Members had the opportunity to tour the SEMASS waste to energy facility in nearby Rochester. Several of our call firefighters have full time employment there, including CFD Safety Officer Captain Robert Telless. Captain Telless is also in charge of safety and training at the plant, so our people were well apprised of the do's and don'ts at SEMASS. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)
Company's 2 & 1 deal with a cranberry bog irrigation pump fire. The motor was powered by propane gas which made the job a little more interesting. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)
Shortly after 4:00 PM companies 1 & 2 responded to a reported shed fire on Purchase Street. As soon as the alarm was transmitted, the Plymouth Fire Tower reported that units would have no problem finding the fire as heavy smoke was visible from the tower. He was right about that. (Photo’s by 20 Retired)
Company 2 practices Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) procedures at the DPW Building off Pond Street. RIT procedures have to be almost instinctive when the need arises. A RIT Team is established at every working fire, and stands by in case something goes wrong while crews are working inside a building. (Photo’s by Firefighter Gerry Farquharson)
Company 3 goes to work practicing Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) procedures at the CFD Training Center. This equipment is critical in building collapse situations which many times involves a firefighter during an interior attack. (Photo’s by Firefighter Kevin Moakley)
Company 3 did a nice job cooking up shishkabobs and shrimp on a delightful June evening. Just right for some great socializing. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)
The annual 3rd grade tour of Central Fire Station is fun for both Kids and Firefighters! (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine)
Carver Fire and the Plymouth County Fire & Rescue Training Association teamed up for some intense training at the Barnstable County Burn Building. Do ya think someone might want to be a Safety Officer when he grows up? (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Geramine and Captain Robert Telless)
Charge that line! Naw, never mind, it's on a timer now. Chief Weston and Deputy Germaine spent all day Friday installing an irrigation system at Station 2. FF Joe Peck stopped by and immediately jumped in to the fray. At the end of the day 6 zones were installed, programmed & working. That evening members of Company 2 were raking, seeding & rolling. Nice job guys. (photo’s by Car 20, retired)
Carver Trainers helped out the Plymouth County Fire & Rescue Training Association bin a FF I/II Final Exam. (Photo’s by Firefighter Steve Falconer)
Crews from Engine 1, Engine 3 and Rescue 1 work to extricate a victim trapped as a result of a motor vehicle crash shortly before noon on Tuesday morning. Cutters, spreaders and air bags were all used in the 15 minutes it took to free the man. He was packaged and transported by Carver EMS to Our Lady of Lourdes Church parking lot where Engine 2 had established a landing zone for Boston MedFlight. (Photo's by Car 20, retired and...
Crews from Engine 3 and Rescue 1 do some Haz-Mat work at the scene of truck on it's side in a cranberry bog. (Photo’s by Deputy Eric Germaine)