Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Carman Fire Department recently took delivery of a new 2012 Ford Expedition to replace one of its older chiefs cars (old 137 Chevy Tahoe). This new Vehicle will be designated Car 139 (chief sloan).
Monday, October 22, 2012
On October 22nd, Carman Fire Department was alerted to a vehicle rollover on 890 with possible entrapment. Rescue 134 and Engine 133responded with 10 volunteers, as Chief Sloan arrived he found avehicle on its side with the drive entrapment. Shortly after therescue and engine arrived, crews stabilized the vehicle utilizing theRecue 42 struts and then removed the windshield to gain access to thepatient. Crews operated on scene for approximately 20 minuets.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
At approximately 1900, the Carman Fire Department was dispatched to Ferguson Street for a for a reported garage fire (mutual aid with Rotterdam Fire Dist 2). Dist 2
Chief arrived to find a fully involved detached
garage fire, with extension into a house. As Truck 132 responded
with a full crew, smoke was visible from the Firehouse. Upon arrival Truck 132's crew hit a hydrant and layed
in. The Truck crew split and one team went into the first floor of the residence
to assist firefighters from the Engine Company who were on the 1st floor Side C of the residence. The crew then proceeded to the second floor
and was met with extreme heat and fire on the second floor. Fire was
extinguished on the second floor and relief crews overhauled. The rest
of the crew set up arrival
operations and used the trucks master stream to knock down heavy fire
coming from the garage. Dist 2s Chief requested more man power to the
scene. Carman responded with another engine and manpower to aid in the
extinguishing the garage. Carman also provided rehab for the incident. Units on scene from CFD - Truck 132, Engine 133, and Rescue 134A Special Thanks for Standford Heights for covering the CFD District for a couple of hours while manpower was tied up a the Fire.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Governor Cuomo has instituted a 90 day Residential Burn Ban for New York State. "A 90-day burning ban for New York state residents will begin July 13th and last until October 10th.This measure is being taken due to the recent and dangerous threats of wildfires spreading across the Western and Upstate regions.In an official statement from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, the dry weather has increased the likelihood of wildfires breakouts.New York State has gotten a mere 25% of normal rainfall during the Spring and Summer seasons."
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Members of the Carman Fire Department would like to Congratulate Sergeant Ben Kruger on the birth of his daughter.Harper May Kruger was born on June 10th and is a Healthy 7 lbs. 7 oz.Congratulations to Ben and his Wife Danielle!
Harper May Kruger
Monday, May 28, 2012
The Carman Fire Department kept busy on a
very warm Memorial Day as they were called to two fires in the City of Schenectady
that have been labeled suspicious. CFD was originally put on standby as the
City of Schenectady battled a fully involved vacant building at 942 State Street.
As SFD battled that fire, another fire was called in at a vacant
building at 738 Albany Street. Truck 132 staffed with 6 volunteers responded
with Chief 137 along with Crews from Scotia, Stanford Heights, and Rotterdam Dist# 2. Units arrived to find another vacant building where
a small fire had been started. It was quickly extinguished and the SFD
investigator was called in. At the same time, Rescue 134 and Utility 136 were
called to State Street to set up Rehab and Fire Police support. Firefighters had to deal with temperatures
that reached into the mid 80s along with extremely muggy conditions. Once Truck
132 and Chief 137 cleared from Albany Street they relocated to Station 1 for
approximately 2 hours to cover the City while all SFD units were operating
at State Street. No Injuries were reported in either fire. One man was taken
into custody in connection with the State Street fire but police say he was
only detained for questioning and no arrests have been made.
SFD at State Street Fire
Truck 132 at Station 1
Monday, May 21, 2012
On May 21st around 1am the Carman Fire Department
was alerted to East Campbell Road for a vehicle well into a house with possible
victims still in the vehicle. Chiefs 137, 138, and 139 arrived to find a car
which went through a set of trees and then entered the house through the living
room and then into a bedroom and stopped short of exiting the other side of the
house. The driver was disoriented and still in the vehicle when crews arrived. Chief
139 immediately called for an Engine from Dist. #2 and Car 1 (County Coordinator).
Rescue 134, with 5 volunteers, arrived and went to work to stabilizing the
house and set up extrication equipment. Engine
133 and Engine 124 were also called to the scene to provide support, and
assisted in victim removal.
The Rescue crew initially stabilized the house with the use
of Rescue 42’s to support the beam which the vehicle took out. Then made entry
into a bedroom through a window to gain access to the victim, the passenger
side front and rear doors were forced open and then the victim was removed and
brought out through the window of the bedroom. Once complete the victim was
transported by REMS. Due to the duration on scene, Fort Hunter was called to
cover the Carman District and stood by at the firehouse.
The NY State Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue Team were
called in to evaluate the structure and provide expert support on next steps to
safely remove the vehicle. It was determined to cut a larger hole in the side
of the house to complete the drive through. Once the hole was made larger, the tow
truck backed up to the house and pulled the car from the house directly onto to
Crews were on scene for roughly 4-5 hours, a special thanks
to our mutual aid companies; Rotterdam Dist. #2, Fort Hunter FD, and NY State
Task Force 2.
On First Arrival
Rescue Crew Stablizing the House
Saturday, May 12, 2012
On Saturday, Members of the Carman Fire Department took part
in the Carman Little League Day Parade. A total of 12 members showed up to take
part in the festivities, 8 members were in the parade (staffing Truck 132 and
Car 137) while 4 Fire Police Members assisted Rotterdam PD in shutting down a
portion of Hamburg Street.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The officers and members would like to congratulate Sergeant
Edwin Robistow and his wife Jessica on their wedding. Edwin and Jessica tied
the knot during a beautiful ceremony and a huge celebration that followed. We
wish you guys the best of luck and long loving future together!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
At 20:30pm the Carman Fire Department was dispatched for a Vehicle
Roll Over with unknown Injuries. Shortly after the tones dropped Rescue 134 and
Chief’s 137 and 138 went en-route. Chief 138 arrived to find a single vehicle
roll over which took out a utility pole and a fire hydrant. The occupant of the
vehicle fled on foot down 1st street and Rotterdam PD was in close
As Rescue 134 and Chief 137 arrived, to secure the vehicle
and shutdown Hamburg Street both north and south along with E Campbell Road
heading and secure the area. There were numerous wires down in the area along
with a utility pole sheered in half and hanging by the wires. Engines 135 and
133 also responded and assisted in blocking traffic while National Grid and
Verizon crews worked on opening the roadway back up. The occupant of the vehicle
was apprehended by Rotterdam PD.
Units cleared around 1:30am once the roadway could be opened
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