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.
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!
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