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Engine Company
Rescue Company
Truck Company
2435 Hamburg Street
Schenectady, NY
(518) 355-6425

Carman Graduates One

Tuesday, November 5, 2013   On Tuesday November 5th, the Carman Fire Department had a Probationary Firefighter graduate from the New York State Fire Fighter One Class. The Officers and Members of the Carman Fire Department would like to congratulate TJ Roosevelt on his outstanding accomplishment. 



Truck and Rescue to South Side

Thursday, October 31, 2013   On Halloween, around 15:00 the Carman Fire Department was alerted for a Mutual Aid Call, with South Schenectady, to 562 Duanesburg Road for a House on Fire. Truck 132, Rescue 134, and Car 138 were due on the initial alarm and responded with a total of 11 volunteers. Within minutes a South Schenectady Engine arrived to confirm a working house fire with a possible occupant still inside. Truck 132 assisted Dist. #2 and South Schenectady in making entry and locating the victim; he was removed from the house and handed over to Rotterdam EMS and Paramedics.  The Truck crew then assisted in opening up windows and numerous voids areas on the second floor to combat the suborn fire. Rescue 134 provided rehab operations for the entire duration; the Truck crew was released within an hour and relocated to South Schenectady to cover the west side of town while all departments were working the house fire on Duanesburg Road.

All units cleared approximately at 20:00.

A special thanks to Stanford Heights Truck 10 for standing by at Carman while units were operating at the fire. 



Firefighter of the Year 2012

Tuesday, October 8, 2013   The Officers and Members would like to Congratulate Lieutenant John Fitzpatrick on his recent achievement of Firefighter of the Year in 2012. Lt Fitzpatrick was recognized by the Schenectady County Legislature and numerous other County Officers on October 8th.

Good John Lieutenant and keep up the good work! 



Truck 132 to Fort Hunter

Tuesday, September 3, 2013   On Tuesday Morning, at approximately 1:40am, the Carman Fire Department was alerted for a Mutual Aid Call, with Fort Hunter, to 3494 E Lydius Street for a reported House on Fire. Truck 132 responded within minutes of the tones with 6 volunteers.

The Fort Hunter Fire Department was on scene with an unoccupied 10,000 square foot home completely engulfed, and had set up numerous defensive attack lines.

Chief 139 and Chief 137 arrived and set up Staging and directed Truck 132 to assist in water operations. The Crew of Truck 132 set up numerous master streams around the structure and assisted in the defensive attack, while Truck 132 operator was relying water from a hydrant over 1500 feet away.

During the fire numerous other agencies were called in for the Tanker Shuttle and multiple engines relayed water from hydrants well over 2,000 feet away. Due to the size of the house massive amounts of water were needed to douse the flames. To further complicate the Fire Scene, access to the house was limited due to the size of the driveway.

Truck 132 operated on scene for approximately 8 hours and then returned to service. 



"Move Over" Campaign

Move Over

Tuesday, August 20, 2013   The Carman Fire Department would like to remind the motoring public to slow down and move over when you see Lights, Vest, or Reflectors on the Roads. 



Captain John Nicol

Saturday, August 17, 2013  The Carman Fire Department would like to extend our sincere condolences to the friends and family of Schenectady Fire Department Captain John Nicol. 



Truck and Rescue to the City

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 areas.

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 hour. 



Past Chief Richard Farry

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. 



House off on Guilderland Ave

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. 



Mutual Aid to Rice Road

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 shortly after. 



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