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
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,
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.
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
Units on Scene – Truck 132, Car 139
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
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Congratulations to all graduates including Carman Fire Department members:Anthony TibaldiMartin Schilling Nelly Quinones
Nelly and Chief John G. Nuzback
Members of the Carman Fire Dept. and the
New York State Fire Instuctors.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
This past week Sgt
John McCoy Passed the New York State Emergency Medical Technician Course and
Congratulations from your
fellow Officers and the Members of the Carman Fire Department!
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
Sgt Mccoy Explaining the Truck
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.
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
Units on Scene:
Carman Units – Engine 131, Engine 133, Rescue 134, Chief 138 and Chief
Rotterdam Fire Dist #2 Units – Engine 124, Chief 127 and Chief 129
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
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