Monday, August 12, 2013
Around 2pm the Schenectady Fire Department was dispatched to
Parkwood Ave for a house on fire, approximately 15 minutes later another box
was transmitted for 1300 block of Albany Street, for smoke coming from a
bathroom window. Since all of SFD units
were operating at the house fire on Parkwood Ave, mutual aid companies were
sent to Albany Street which included Truck 132. Truck 132 responded with
Niskayuna Engine 401 and Stanford Heights Truck 10. Upon arrival crews encountered
a light smoke condition; crews split and began securing power and opening up
walls. Truck 132’s crew split and went to the attic and basement. After
isolating the cause to one main wall, crews opened up walls and soaked down the
Once clearing from Albany Street Truck 132 reported to SFD
Station 1 for an hour while SFD units cleared Parkwood and returned to service.
In addition to the Truck, Rescue 134 was dispatched to
Parkwood Ave for Rehab and Air Supply and operated on scene for roughly an
Thursday, July 4, 2013
The Carman Fire Department are deeply saddened by the
passing of Chief of Emeritus Richard J Farry, Rich passed away Thursday July 4th
at a hospital in Boston. Rich was a Father, Husband, Friend, Teacher, Mentor,
and a Role Model. Overall a GREAT Fireman. Rich joined the Carman Fire
Department in the spring of 1980 and served many Firematic and District offices
during his 33 years with the Carman Fire Department. Most recently he was the
department Safety Officer, with his vast years of knowledge he was a valuable asset
on Fire Scenes. He also Honorably Served as a Sergeant in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Rich served the CFD through numerous Line Officer Positions and
ultimately as Chief from 2002 to 2003, he also held a commissioner position for
the Fire District and the Department President. Rich was also a lifelong communicant of St Joseph's Church in Schenectady, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, and past President of the Parish Council.
The CFD sends our heartfelt condolences to his 4 kids,
family, friends, and all that knew him.
Calling Hours will be held Monday Evening from 3-7 at Rossi
& Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union Street. Friends and Family are also
invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Joseph’s Church, 600 State Street, on Tuesday at
10:30am. Interment with full military honors will follow at Gerald BH Solomon
Saratoga National Cemetery.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
On Monday April 23rd, the Carman Fire Department
was altered for a House on Fire on Guilderland Avenue in Rotterdam District #2’s
first due area. Dispatched advised of multiple calls with flames through the
roof, Chiefs from Dist. #2 and Engine 123 arrived to find fire from all sides
and through the roof with a live wire down in the front yard hindering any fire
stack. Truck 132, with 6 volunteers, arrived shortly after with Engine 123 and
Engine 121, and went into defensive mode. Multiple lines were stretched to
protect structures on the B and D side immediately and the Truck was position
in front of the address and set up the aerial, National Grid was expedited to
shut off power to the live wire out front. Engine 131, with 6 volunteers, arrived
and hit a hydrant down Willow Street and laid into the scene to supply Truck
132 and additional water to the scene.
Rescue 134, with 4 volunteers, also was on scene to provide
rehab to the scene.
Units were on location for roughly 3 hours and cleared, cause
of the fire is still unknown.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
On Tuesday March 25th the CFD was dispatched
mutual aid to Rice Road in Rotterdam Junction; Rescue 134 went en-route for
rehab with a crew of 3 within minutes of the call. Once they arrived on scene
they were quickly tasked with other operations due to the lack of manpower on scene,
at that time the officer radioed back to the station and requested additional
manpower from CFD to the scene.
The fire moved quickly throughout the house and the interior
crews were pulled out and went into a defensive mode.
Carman assisted in overhaul and then cleared the scene
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
On March 12th the CFD hosted a Fundraiser for a local family in the District, we are proud to say it was a huge success for all! Our walk in dinners sold out within 30 minuets and apologize to those that were turned away. All proceeds went to the family to assist with medical bills and other items the Family needs. The CFD wants to thank all the volunteers and to everyone who came out.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Carman Fire Department would like to remind everyone that tonight when you change your clocks ahead 1 hour to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Around 1pm on Tuesday the Carman Fire Department was
dispatched to Butler Street for a House Fire.
Due to the time of the call Rotterdam District 2 was
toned out for day time mutual aid, Rotterdam PD arrived to find a heavy smoke
condition in the area followed by Chief 127 who confirmed a working fire. Rotterdam Dispatch
immediately toned out mutual aid departments (Rotterdam District 2, Fort
Hunter, South Schenectady, Stanford Heights and County Car 1).
Engine 131 and Engine 123 (District 2) went in route
minuets after the call, Engine 131 arrived and stretched an attack line to the
front door (thanks to RPD for assisting with securing a water supply). At the
time the fire was reported in the rear bedroom with animals possibly trapped,
Truck 132 arrived with Engine 123 and the crew split to perform a search and
pull a back up line. Interior crews quickly realized the fire was actually in
the basement and stretched a third line to the basement stairs. Both Engine
crews made a good stop and confined the fire to the basement. The Truck crew
located both cats and successfully pulled them out.
An Engine from Fort Hunter and Rescue from South
Schenectady arrived to set up rehab and provide a RIT team.
Thanks for Stanford Heights for standing by at the Carman
Station and Chief 127 and Chief 128 for handling command and operations during
Pictures to come.
Times Union Link -
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Members and Officers of the Carman Fire Department are deeplysadden by the passing of Life Member Paul Anzalone, Paul passed onSaturday January 12, 2013 at Ellis Hospital. Paul joined the CarmanFire Department in November of 1964; he served many firematic andadministrative offices, most recently as the CFD Treasurer. LifeMember Paul was a good friend to many of us, and was very seriousabout his responsibilities. He also served on active duty and aveteran of the U.S, Air Force and New York Air National Guard 109thTactical Airlift Wing for a combined total of 30 years, retiring as asenior master sergeant. We send our heartfelt condolences to his 3children, his family, friends, and all that knew him.Calling hours will be held on Tuesday evening from 4-7 at theDeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave. Friends and familyare also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul theApostle Church on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Entombment with military honorswill follow at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery Masoleum in Niskayuna
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Around 5pm the Carman Fire Department was dispatched for Mutual
Aid to the City of Schenectady for a fire SFD was working at 247 State Street
in a 4 Story Large Commercial Building. Carman was initially was toned out for
a standby in the station. Around 7pm, Carman was requested to the scene for Air
and Rehab, Rescue 134 along with Chief 138 responded and set up rehab for the
incident. The Rescue was on scene for roughly an hour and half and then returned;
shortly after Truck 132 and Rotterdam Dist #2 were dispatched to 345 Broadway
for a Box Alarm in the City of Schenectady. Truck 132 responded with Chief 138
within minutes of the call and arrived to find burnt food on the 6th
floor of the apartment building. Crews quickly searched for possible extension
While at the Station, standby crews loaded new hose onto the
rigs along with providing some TLC around the Firehouse.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
At the company meeting the fire department elected the following members to office for 2013:Administrative Office:President: Harry Merriman Vice President: John FitzpatrickRecording Secretary: Laurie ChakonasFinical Secretary: Greg LenordTreasurer: Paul Anzalone Director - Steve Coughlin Operational Officers: Chief: Scott Sloan 1st Assistant Chief: John Nuzback2nd Assistant Chief: Mike JenksCaptain: Bernie Makowski1st Lieutenant: Mihir Patel2nd Lieutenant: Duane Vanderwerker3rd Lieutenant:Jeff Riccio4th Lieutenant: Ben Kruger Day Lieutenant: OpenCaptain Fire Police: Greg LenordLieutentant Fire Police: Robert Schumaker
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