Brush Fire Drill – Carver/ Plymouth Airport - April 2, 2006

The annual Spring Brush Fire Drill, under the direction of Deputy Chief Mark Weston, just keeps getting better and better. This year it was conducted in a buffer area of the Plymouth Airport, which is partially in the Town of Carver. Apparatus and personnel from Plymouth, Wareham, Onset, Plympton, Duxbury and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, teamed up 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 Brushbreakers in the woods, getting the feel of pushing trees over, using hand signals to communicate, and knocking over targets using deck lines, as the trucks ambled through the woods.Additionally, everyone spent time at stations set up to teach winch operations, chain saw use, hose thread compatibility, water supply and familiarization of the Mobile Command Post. A tip of the helmet to the Airport Manger Tom Maher and the Plymouth Airport Commission for allowing the use of the property. Also, a hearty thanks to the Officers and Firefighters of the participating Departments for making the exercise a huge success. EVERYONE learned something ……………. (Photo’s by Deputy Germaine, Lt. Weston and Firefighters Gerry Farquharson, Rob Reardon, Jerry Vaughn and Steve Falconer)