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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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