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New Engine 131 Delivered!

Friday, September 5, 2014   On Friday September 5, 2014 the New Engine 131, a 2014 Sutphen Custom Pumper on a Monarch Chassis, was delivered to the Carman Fire Department. The New Engine will replace an aging 1986 Pierce Arrow Engine which has served the District Tax Payers for almost 30 years! The New Engine will be the first due to all Fire Calls within the Rotterdam Fire District #3 jurisdiction and allow our volunteers to safely and efficiently handle emergency calls. On behalf of the Fire Commissioners and the Members of the Carman Fire Department we would like to thank our Tax Payers for allowing us to purchase this New Engine. Once training is complete the New Engine will be placed in service, be on the lookout for it within the District as our members get trained on it!

Please come visit us and see the new engine at our Open House on September 27th from 10am to 3pm! 



House off on Mercer Ave

Wednesday, August 20, 2014   On Early Wednesday Morning, the Carman Fire Department was alerted to a House on Fire on Mercer Ave. On initial dispatch, the dispatcher advised responding units that officers had a “glow” in the area and multiple calls were made. Chief 139 arrived to find a 2 ½ story wood frame house with the second floor fully involved. Immediately Rotterdam Fire Dist. #2, Fort Hunter Fire Department, and Sanford Heights Fire Department were requested for mutual aid, Engine 131 arrived within minutes of the call and attempted to utilize the deck gun to dampen the fire down. While the second crew from the Engine deployed the 2 ½ line to the rear. Truck 132 arrived with mutual aid units to pull additional lines to get a handle on the fire and established a primary water supply. Access was very difficult due to a Long Windy Driveway and the set back of the house, Truck 10 (Stanford Heights) had to hit another hydrant and lay in as well for secondary water supply. Once crew put the bulk of the fire out, entry was made via ladders to mop up for hot spots and look for extension.

Crews spent a few hours on scene during the early morning.

Units on Scene – Engine 131, Truck 132, Rescue 134, Car 139, Car 138, Car 137, Truck 10, Engine 123, Engine 36. 



Truck to Dist 2

Friday, August 15, 2014  Around 9pm on Thursday Night the Carman Fire Department was requested by Rotterdam Fire District 2 for a Mutual House Fire. Truck 132 responded within minutes of the call with a crew of 6 volunteers led Sergeant Purdy.  Truck 132 arrived on Cindy Crest Drive to take the address directly behind the first due Engine. Upon arrival the C/D corner had heavy fire and was impinging on the residence next door. The Truck crew split and sent a 2 man team up in the bucket to perform ventilation and a 2 man team stretched two hand lines to protect the exposures. Truck 132 chauffer quickly established a water supply with Engine 121, while the crews set up their handlines and operations. Once the Aerial was set up they horizontally ventilated and began master stream operations per command. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked down, the Truck Crew then opened up the roof on the B Side to access some hot spots.

The Truck Crew was on scene for approximately 3 hours.

Units on Scene – Truck 132, Car 139, Car 138, Car 137 and Car 136



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.  



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