Sunday, March 8, 2015
Carman firefighters responded to a Hamburg Street residence where hazardous ice buildup posed a danger to both the residents and passing traffic. Responders established a perimeter around the scene and prepared a response in case the wires detached from the weight of the ice. National Grid was contacted and upon their arrival Carman Fire Department was released from the scene.Carman Fire Department would like to remind homeowners, businesses, and property managers that ice buildup from roofs and around powerlines can cause severe damage. If you have the opportunity try to remove snow and ice from your roof safely. Information on how to proceed safely can be found on the web.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Several organizations in Schenectady have pledged their support to help those forced from their homes by the Jay Street fire.Mohawk Ambulance will set up donation boxes for food and clothing at each of its Schenectady and Glenville stations to help the Red Cross.MVP Health Care has committed to match donations to Red Cross Disaster Relief until March 13, up to $5,000.The Millenial Council is raising money in an online effort: http://www.gofundme.com/o1qnnc
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
We have served our mutual aid companies and the town of rotterdam 250 times in the year of 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Firematic officersChief - John G Nuzback 1st Asst. Chief- Mike Jenks2nd Asst. Chief- Dom Domanico Captain- Duane VanDerwerker1st Lt. John McCoy 2nd Lt. Robert Purdy3rd Lt. Mark Hahn 4th Lt. James Finn FP Captain Greg Leonard FP Lt. Robert Schumaker Executive officers President - Robert PurdyVice president - Mark Hahn Treasurer- Dan SommermanFinancial Secretary- Greg Leonard BOD- Oliver Chaires
Monday, December 8, 2014
At approximately noon on Sunday, as the Annual CFD Kids
Christmas Party was going on, the CFD was alerted to a possible Car on Fire on
Within minutes of the call Engine 131, Car 139 and Car 138 went
enroute, Car 139 arrived to find a Passenger Vehicle fully involved. Upon the
Engine arrival, the crew deployed a 1 ¾ line and starting knocking down the
fire. Engine 133 came in a few minutes after and pulled a backup line and
assisted with overhaul.
The fire was out quickly and overhaul proceed after.
Units were on scene approximately another 45 minutes and
Units on Scene – Engine 131, Engine 133, Car 138, and Car
Friday, December 5, 2014
The Members and Officers of the Carman Fire Department are
deeply sudden by the passing of Life Member John W Morrett. John passed on
Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 at the Capital Living Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center in Schenectady. John joined the Carman Fire Department on October 6th
1938 and was a Department Member for most of this life. He also served his
country in the Navy deployed in World War II. Our deepest heartfelt condolences
go out to his family and friends.
A visitation will be held on Monday afternoon from 1pm to
2:30pm at Bond Funeral Home (Broadway and Guilderland Schenectady, NY) followed
by a graveside service at 3pm at Schenectady Memorial Park.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
On Sunday, November 2nd 2014 the Rotterdam Fire
District #3 and the Carman Fire Department hosted a Traditional Wet Down for
the New 2014 Sutphen Monarch Pumper that was recently put into service.
The Engine spent a total of 5 years in planning and design,
over 1,000 man hours were poured into meetings and inspections. The committee comprised
John Nuzback (Current Chief)
Joe VanderWerker (Past Chief)
Scott Sloan (Past Chief)
Dave Galka (Past Chief)
The District and Department would also like to thank
Veronica Toronto for providing the artwork on the back of the engine, the
committee opened up the design competition to the public and picked what they
felt was the best option for the art work, and Veronica did a fantastic job and
is a local resident of the district.
On Sunday a few traditions were held as in a Hand over of
the Key from the Board of Fire Commissioners to the Chief, Small Ceremony, Pushing
the New Engine into the Bay for the first time, and the standard joke from our
Master of Ceremony Past Chief John A
That was followed by our Mutual Aid Companies spraying water
on the New Engine which is a tradition that dates back to the 1800’s when horse
drawn engines were cooled down as they backed into the station and their wheels
washed off of debris. Special Thanks to – Rotterdam Dist #2, Fort Hunter Fire
Department, Plotterkill Fire Department, and Stanford Heights Fire Department.
Entire Group, Thanks Mutual Aid!
Saturday, November 1, 2014
The Carman Fire Department would like to remind everyone that tonight when you change your clocks behind 1 hour to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
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!
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.
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