Deputy’s annual Brush Fire Drill – Plymouth/Carver Airport (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi) - April 18, 2021

Carver fire crews assembled early on Sunday morning for half a day of Brush Breaker training at the rear of the Plymouth / Carver Airport.  For many years, the airport has been kind enough to allow us use of a large rear wooded parcel to practice our breaker driving skills under realistic conditions.  All morning long, Brush Breakers, guided by Fire Officers, traveled a heavily wooded course set up by Deputy Germaine.  Throughout the exercise, our entire department, on designated shifts, got a chance to travel the course using Brush Breakers 27, 28, and 29.  While groups of firefighters were practicing in the woods, other groups were getting experience with utilizing the front and rear winches on Brush Breaker 26, attending a chain saw course taught by Firefighter Bill Garnett, and getting driver training on our Polaris Ranger 6X6 UTV (Forestry 25).  New to this year’s drill was the introduction of the department’s new DRONE, which was utilized throughout the entire drill sending live video feeds back to our command post.  A big thank you to all our Officers and Firelighters for attending and helping throughout the day! Overall, our goal of giving each Firefighter a real-life training experience and increasing their knowledge of working with our large bush breakers was accomplished!  (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter, Rick Leopardi)