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Jan30
Feb17
Mar12
Apr23
May21
Jun19
Jul38
Aug21
Sep16
Oct16
Nov
Dec
Total213
 
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Truck Company
 
 
2435 Hamburg Street
Schenectady, NY
(518) 355-6425
 

2014 Chiefs Inspection

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

Stanford Heights Crew

Sgt Mccoy Explaining the Truck

Sgt Mccoy Explaining the Truck



 

House Fire in the Junction

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.  

     



 

Brush Fire in the Cemetery

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 Investigators.

Units on Scene:

Carman Units – Engine 131, Engine 133, Rescue 134, Chief 138 and Chief 139

Rotterdam Fire Dist #2 Units – Engine 124, Chief 127 and Chief 129

     



 

Car Fire 890 Eastbound

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

   


 

Garage Fire on Day Road

Thursday, February 27, 2014  On Thursday afternoon, around noon, the Carman Fire Department along with Stanford Heights and Rotterdam Fire District 2 (Day time mutual aid) were dispatched to 1026 Day Road for smoke coming from the Garage. Within minutes Truck 132 (with 5 volunteers), Engine 123, and Truck 10 went en-route. Chief 58 (Stanford Heights) and Chief 129 (RFD #2) arrived to find smoke coming from the garage, Truck 132 arrived and stretched a 1 ¾ line to the front door and made entry through the house. The other half of the Truck crew went around and started venting the garage as the interior crew made a Fire Attack. Shortly after Truck 10 and Engine 123 arrived and pulled a 1 ¾ backup line along with assisting in overhauling the burned out area. The Fire was knocked down quickly and overhaul was performed, there was no extension into the house. Units were on scene approximately a hour and half.

Units on Scene:

Carman Units – Truck 132 and Engine 131

Stanford Heights Units – Truck 10 and Chief 58

Rotterdam Fire Dist #2 – Engine 123, Chief 139, and Chief 138

     



 

3 Days = 3 Fires

Tuesday, January 28, 2014   It’s been a busy few days for the Carman Fire Department, starting off Sunday Night we have responded to 3 working fires and numerous other alarm drops. Sunday night Truck 132 went to Floral Ave (in District #2’s First due) for a House on Fire. Police were alerted to a burglar alarm at 1328 Floral Ave as they arrived they found the back of the house on fire. Carman Truck 132 went en-route soon after with 6 volunteers on board and Chiefs 139, 138 and 137. Rotterdam District #2 Engine 121 arrived and stretched two lines to the rear of the structure where the fire was contained. Truck 132 arrived and set up to vent the roof and open up windows on the second floor. A quick knock down was made by interior crews and units were in service within 2 hours.

On Monday afternoon Carman was alerted for a Garage Fire on in the area of Valley view Lane (in Schonowe’s First Due, Rotterdam Dist #7). Carman Truck 132 went en-route with 5 volunteers within minutes of the call, Engine/Tanker 161 (South Schenectady) and Engine 171 (Schonowe) arrived to find a fully involved Garage Fire which had spread into the structure. They both stretched lines to protect the house which had fire in the attic once they arrived. The fire spread rapidly due to the wind, gust reached over 30 mph during the operations. Truck 132 arrived and set up on the AB corner of the structure; once they secured a water supply with the help of Rotterdam Fire Dist #2 they put the ladder pipe in service. Once the fire was damped down the Truck crew made a 3rd interior attack and extinguished the hot spots. Due to the weather many other fire departments were brought in to rotate crews, Carman units were on scene for approximately 5 hours.

On Tuesday afternoon Carman was again alerted for smoke in the area of Floral Ave with Rotterdam District #2. This was the same house that was on Fire Sunday night, this time the Garage was off. Rotterdam Dist #2 Engine 121 arrived and stretched two lines, Carman Truck 132 arrived shortly after and assisted the Engines crew in extinguishment. Due to the amount of fire load in the garage heavy machinery was called in to tear down and remove the debris from the garage. Carman units were on scene roughly 3 hours.

A Special Thanks to Stanford Heights Truck 10 crew on all Fires for standing by in Carman Station. 

     
Groveland 1

Groveland 1

Groveland 2

Groveland 2



 

Sunday 1/26

Sunday, January 26, 2014   The Members and Officers of the Carman Fire Department would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Toledo Fire Department.

Thoughts and Prayers are with the families and brothers of the Toledo Ohio Fire Department.

     



 

Santa Rides Again!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013  Be on the Look Out for Santa through the District on Saturday December 21st and Sunday December 22nd starting at 1pm. 

Saturday December 21st:

  • North of Chrisler Ave
  • West of Hamburg Street
  • South of Traffic Circle
Sunday December 22nd:

  • East of Hamburg Street
  • High Bridge Neighborhood
  • Bradt School Neighborhood 
Any Questions please call the Firehouse (518) 355-6425

     



 

2014 Officers

Sunday, December 8, 2013   At the company meeting last night the Carman Fire Department elected the following members to office for 2014:

Administrative Office:

President:                           Harry Merriman 

Vice President:                  Mark Hahn

Recording Secretary:       Laurie Chakonas

Finical Secretary:               John Fitzpatrick

Treasurer:                           Greg Lenord  


Operational Officers:

Chief:                                   John Nuzback 

1st Assistant Chief:           Mike Jenks

2nd Assistant Chief:          Dom Domanico

Captain:                               Bernie Makowski 

1st Lieutenant:                    Jeff Riccio

2nd Lieutenant:                  Ben Kruger

3rd Lieutenant:                   Open

4th Lieutenant:                   Jim Finn

Day Lieutenant:                 Open

   


 

Passing of Chief Emeritus Ray Jachlewski

Thursday, November 28, 2013  The Members and Officers of the Carman Fire Department are deeplysadden by the passing of Chief Emeritus Raymond L Jachlewski, Ray passed on
Thursday November 28, 2013 at his home in Rotterdam. Ray joined the Carman
Fire Department in January of 1955; he served many firematic
offices (including Chief of the Department from 1978 to 1980), most recently as an active Fire Police. Chief of Emeritus Ray was a good friend to many of us, and was very serious
about his responsibilities. Ray served his community for over 58 years as a Active Firefighter with the Carman Fire Department. He also served on active duty and a
veteran of the U.S, Navy. We send our heartfelt condolences to his 2
children, his family, friends, and all that knew him.

Calling Hours will be held Sunday 12/1 from 5pm to 7pm at Leszczynski Funeral Home on 716 Crane Street. Family and Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St Adalberts on Monday 12/2 at 9am.



   


 
 
 

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