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2435 Hamburg Street
Schenectady, NY
(518) 355-6425

New Engine Update

Friday, July 25, 2014   This Past week Members of the Carman Fire Department and the Rotterdam Fire District #3 Commissioners performed an Inspection of the New Engine 131 currently in production at the Sutphen East Facility in White Lake, NY.

The New Sutphen Engine is a Custom Pumper on a Monarch Chassis and should be delivered within a few months. This visit the Inspection crew saw a lot of progress with the Body Installed on the Chassis.

Delivery Date will be sometime in August/September. 



Truck to Niskayuna House Fire

Thursday, July 17, 2014   On Thursday Morning, approximately at 6:30am, Carman Fire Department was alerted for a Mutual Aid Call with Stanford Heights Fire Department for a House Fire on Buckingham Drive in Niskayuna. Carman FD was originally put on standby however once members arrived at the Firehouse they were quickly moved up to the scene. Truck 132 and Chief 139 went en-route and arrived within minutes of the request, while at the scene the “all out” order was given and Niskayuna Truck 405 opened up with Aerial Pipe. Once Truck 405 shut down the Carman Crew (including Chief 139) were assigned Fire Attack and made their way to the second floor to put out the rest of the fire. They searched, opened up walls, and put the remaining fire out that the Aerial Pipe couldn’t reach. The crews operated on scene for approximately 2 hours and cleared once the fire was “under control”.

Fire is under investigation by the Schenectady County Fire Investigator.


Units on Scene – Truck 132, Car 139



Pole Fire

Sunday, July 6, 2014 18:00  The Carman fire Department was dispatched around 1800 for a pole fire on chism st , on arival by Car-138 we had a fully involved pole fire.

Units: Car-138, Car-137, Engine-131, Engine- 133 and Utility-136 



2014 Firefighter 1 Graduation

Tuesday, July 1, 2014  Congratulations to all graduates including Carman Fire Department members:

Anthony Tibaldi

Martin Schilling 

Nelly Quinones 

Nelly and Chief John G. Nuzback

Nelly and Chief John G. Nuzback

Members of the Carman Fire Dept. and the New York State Fire Instuctors.

Members of the Carman Fire Dept. and the
      New York State Fire Instuctors.


New Carman EMT

Tuesday, May 20, 2014   This past week Sgt John McCoy Passed the New York State Emergency Medical Technician Course and Test.

Congratulations from your fellow Officers and the Members of the Carman Fire Department! 



2014 Chiefs Inspection

Saturday, April 26, 2014   On Saturday April 26th the Carman Fire Department hosted the “Annual Chiefs Inspection” of the Apparatus. Crews spent countless hours and long nights to clean and detail all of their assigned Fire Apparatus over the past few weeks, in an attempt to win the 2014 Chiefs Inspection. Past Carman Fire Department Chiefs along with Members from the Stanford Heights Fire Department spent 2 hours combing over all of the apparatus and checking every nook and cranny to ensure no dirt/grim was left behind. Overall all of the crews did a phenomenal job with the Apparatus but in the end Engine 133 won the Chiefs Inspection with the highest score.

Thanks to the members of the Stanford Heights Fire Department and the Past Chiefs of the Carman Fire Department for their time and effort on Saturday. 

Stanford Heights Crew

Stanford Heights Crew

Sgt Mccoy Explaining the Truck

Sgt Mccoy Explaining the Truck


House Fire in the Junction

Friday, April 25, 2014   On Friday April 25th, around 5pm, the Carman Fire Department was alerted for Rehab Support to 1132 Main Street in Rotterdam Junction for a House on Fire. Rotterdam Junction Fire Department had a 2 ½ Story House with Heavy Fire on the C Side and requested a “Work Fire Box” which automatically request Mutual Aid Engines from Plotterkill Fire, RIT Engine from Rotterdam Dist. #2, and Carman for Rehab support. Rescue 134 went en-route within minutes of the call with a crew of 7, at the request of the Chief for Manpower. Rescue 134 arrived and split the crew; 3 volunteers under the direction of Lt Coughlin set up and provided rehab support, while 3 volunteers under the direction of Lt Patel and Chief Nuzback assisted with ventilation and overhaul. The Rescue crew was on scene for approximately 2 hours.  

Once they returned a few hours later the Carman Fire Department was requested back to the scene for Stabilization so the Schenectady County Fire Investigators could enter to what they thought the “room of origin” was. Utility 136 was loaded up with the Rescue 42’s, various cribbing, saws, and air packs and sent down to the scene once again. The crew, under the direction of Chief Domanico, used the Rescue 42’s to shore/stabilize the room so the Investigators could perform their job. The crew was on scene approximately another 2 hours and cleared around 11pm.  



Brush Fire in the Cemetery

Saturday, April 19, 2014   Around 18:00 hours on Saturday April 19th the Carman Fire Department was alerted for a Brush Fire behind the Cemetery on Hamburg Street between Outer Drive. Chief 138 and Chief 139 arrived in the area to find a large area of brush burning with a rubbish pile in the middle with the bulk of the fire. Engine 131 and Engine 133 arrived to stretch a Booster Line and Forestry Line and quickly knocked down the outer edges of the fire, which were spreading quickly. An Engine Relay was set up with Engine 133 and Rotterdam Fire District #2 Engine 124 to provide water due the large rubbish pile in the middle of the burn area which a 1 ¾ line was being used on.

Crews operated on scene for approximately 2 hours to ensure no hot spots were left. Fire is being investigated by Schenectady County Fire Investigators.

Units on Scene:

Carman Units – Engine 131, Engine 133, Rescue 134, Chief 138 and Chief 139

Rotterdam Fire Dist #2 Units – Engine 124, Chief 127 and Chief 129



Car Fire 890 Eastbound

Saturday, March 8, 2014  On Saturday Night, around 8pm, the Carman Fire Department was dispatched to Interstate 890 for a Car on Fire. Initial calls reported the fire near exit 8 (Highbridge Road) in the eastbound lane, Engine 131 responded with 4 volunteers and accessed I890 @ Michigan Ave and arrived to find a car full off. A 1 ¾ line was stretched and the fire was quickly knocked down while Engine 133 responded via highbridge and pulled a 1 ¾ backup line from the off ramp. Utility 136 also responded and shut down one lane while crews extinguished the Car Fire. Chief 139 and Chief 137 were on scene as well, units cleared within an hour.

Units on Scene:

Carman Units – Engine 131, Engine 131, Chief 137, and Chief 139



Garage Fire on Day Road

Thursday, February 27, 2014  On Thursday afternoon, around noon, the Carman Fire Department along with Stanford Heights and Rotterdam Fire District 2 (Day time mutual aid) were dispatched to 1026 Day Road for smoke coming from the Garage. Within minutes Truck 132 (with 5 volunteers), Engine 123, and Truck 10 went en-route. Chief 58 (Stanford Heights) and Chief 129 (RFD #2) arrived to find smoke coming from the garage, Truck 132 arrived and stretched a 1 ¾ line to the front door and made entry through the house. The other half of the Truck crew went around and started venting the garage as the interior crew made a Fire Attack. Shortly after Truck 10 and Engine 123 arrived and pulled a 1 ¾ backup line along with assisting in overhauling the burned out area. The Fire was knocked down quickly and overhaul was performed, there was no extension into the house. Units were on scene approximately a hour and half.

Units on Scene:

Carman Units – Truck 132 and Engine 131

Stanford Heights Units – Truck 10 and Chief 58

Rotterdam Fire Dist #2 – Engine 123, Chief 139, and Chief 138



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