Pictures for the year of 2008


MVA – Wenham Road - December 28, 2008

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)

“Breakfast with SANTA” – Station 1 - December 9, 2008

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...

Safety Officers Drill (Apparatus Driver Safety Course) – Carver Primary School - October 26, 2008

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)

Gasoline Tanker Accident – Mutual Aid Wareham - October 22, 2008

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...

S.A.F.E House Presentation – Carver Primary School - October 16, 2008

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...

New PPE Gear Distribution Night – Station 1 - October 8, 2008

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...

Experienced Firefighters Night – Carver Sportsman’s Club - September 8, 2008

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)

Annual Truck Competition – Carver Station 1 - August 4, 2008

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....

Mutual Aid Structure Fire – Plympton - July 31, 2008

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)

Martha’s Vineyard Muster – Martha’s Vineyard - July 27, 2008

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)


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)

Shed Fire – Purchase street - June 19, 2008

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)

Station 2 Sprinkler Project – Station 2 - May 30, 2008

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)

MVA with Entrapment – Main Street - May 27, 2008

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...