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Schenectady, NY
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Hazardous ice buildup on power lines

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:



Calls for the year

Tuesday, January 13, 2015  We have served our mutual aid companies and the town of rotterdam 250 times in the year of 2014



Congratulations newly elected officers of 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014 

Firematic officers
Chief - John G Nuzback 
1st Asst. Chief- Mike Jenks
2nd Asst. Chief- Dom Domanico 
Captain- Duane VanDerwerker
1st Lt. John McCoy 
2nd Lt. Robert Purdy
3rd Lt. Mark Hahn 
4th Lt. James Finn 
FP Captain Greg Leonard 
FP Lt. Robert Schumaker 

Executive officers 
President - Robert Purdy
Vice president - Mark Hahn 
Treasurer- Dan Sommerman
Financial Secretary- Greg Leonard 
BOD- Oliver Chaires



Car Fire on 890

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 I-890 eastbound.

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 cleared


Units on Scene – Engine 131, Engine 133, Car 138, and Car 139



Passing of Life Member John Morrett

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.



New Engine Wetdown

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 of:

John Nuzback (Current Chief)

John Fitzpatrick

Joe VanderWerker (Past Chief)

Scott DeHart

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 Nuzback.

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!

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. 



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. 



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