Annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Leopardi) - May 7, 2017

The 2017 Spring Brush Fire Drill was AWESOME!  Deputy Germaine, our Officer/Firefighter staff and some really good friends of CFD, organized our annual Brush Fire Drill at the Plymouth/ Carver Airport this past Sunday.  18 Brush Breakers, 5 UTV’s, and about 150+ personnel participated from Carver, Plymouth, Wareham, Onset, Plympton, Halifax, Hanson, Duxbury, Rochester, Marion, State DCR (District 2 and 6), State ISU, State Police Air Wing and County Fire Plane represented 10 Plymouth County Communities and 3 state agencies. The group worked as a cohesive team with Carver units for 3 hours of intense training in the very unique forest fire operations that have evolved here in southern Plymouth County.  Crews had the opportunity to operate Brush breakers and UTV’s in the woods getting the feel of maneuvering around and at times pushing trees over and when necessary using winch operations as the trucks ambled through the woods.  Those waiting to get on a Breaker attended a chain saw course taught by Firefighter Bill Garnett, a Wildfire classroom course taught by retried Carver Deputy Mark Weston and a UTV driving coarse taught by Firefighters Danny Wilcox and Rich Pierson.   All Firefighters got the chance to tour the Department of Fire Services Sate ISU and the County Fire Plane 1-OH.  At the conclusion of the drill a cookout hosted by the Carver Fire Department back at our headquarters was enjoyed by all.   A hearty thanks to the Officers and Firefighters of the Carver Fire Department and participating Departments for making the exercise a huge success.  Smiles seemed to be everywhere and EVERYONE learned something. (Photo’s by Firefighter Rick Loepardi)